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Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Work Department

Corporate/m&a practice group




Roman Perner co-heads the firm’s corporate / m&a practice. The focus of his practice is cross-border and domestic corporate reorganizations, in particular in the financial industry. Roman specializes in corporate law, m&a and general civil law. He has acted frequently for clients in the financial, construction, packaging and engineering industry in Austria as well as in the CEE region. Roman publishes regularly on corporate law matters. Further, he is a lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration as well as at University of Applied Sciences in Vienna.


German, English


University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Dr. iur. 2005)
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna/Austria (Mag. rer.soc.oec. 2003)
University of Vienna, Vienna/Austria (Mag. iur. 2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)‘s tax work runs the gamut, from providing transactional tax advice to representing clients in front of tax authorities, with whom the group share strong ties. The team, which ‘is always actively working towards practical solutions‘ is headed by tax adviser Roman Perner and Marco Thorbauer, who was promoted to counsel in 2022. Another key team member is associate Tobias Hayden, whose fields of activity include tax planning, international tax law, and M&A transactions.

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) has a strong track record in large-scale corporate transactions in Austria and supports all types of corporate entities, from market leaders to start-ups. Practice head Roman Perner is at the forefront of the team’s corporate contentious work internationally, and handles mandates concerning domestic corporate reorganisations. Christian Herbst is extremely experienced in private M&A, venture capital, public takeover and corporate finance transactions, and counts many international companies as clients. Another prominent name to note is Markus Piuk, referred to by clients as a ‘personable, knowledgeable, and astute negotiator’, whose practice stands out for its focus on matters related to infrastructure projects within Southeastern Europe. Sascha Hödl also contributes to the practice, and Maximilian Lang is an expert in M&A transactions and Austrian corporate law.