Dr iur Christian Herbst > Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Work Department

Corporate/m&a practice group




Christian’s main areas of practice are m&a, public takeovers, private equity and corporate finance transactions. Christian enjoys an excellent reputation in representing international and Austrian blue-chip corporations in (cross-border) transactional work. Christian’s transactional advisory has covered a wide range of economic sectors and industries over the years, including financial services, energy and telecoms. Christian is a graduate of Harvard Law School (LL.M. 1984). He is an international business transactions lecturer at the University for Economics and Business in Vienna, has published on issues relating to m&a, takeovers and merger control, and is a speaker at various legal seminars and conferences.


German, English


IBA, Co-chair of the IBA Corporate/M&A Law Committee (2015 – 2016)


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts/USA (LL.M. 1984)
Johns Hopkins University, Bologna/Italy (Diploma 1983)
University of Salzburg, Salzburg/Austria (Dr. iur. 1982)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Christian HerbstSchoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

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.