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Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte)

Work Department

Dispute resolution practice group




Christoph Lindinger is a partner at Schoenherr. He has been heading the firm’s dispute resolution practice for several years, having previously been active in mergers & acquisitions. He focuses on domestic and international arbitration proceedings conducted under the rules of the world’s leading arbitration institutions (such as VIAC, ICC, LCIA, ICSID), with a particular emphasis on arbitration proceedings arising under bilateral investment treaties and post-m&a arbitrations. Christoph served as Schoenherr’s managing partner between 2001 and 2017. Under his leadership, the firm expanded into being one of the top law firms in Central and Eastern Europe.


English, German


University of Salzburg, Salzburg/Austria (Dr. iur. 1984)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

With offices across the CEE region, Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) has extensive cross-border capabilities translating into a portfolio of national and international clients across a wide range of industries. Alongside contractual and corporate disputes, the team typically acts in finance and energy-related litigation alongside data protection, competition law and multi-party construction disputes but is also experienced in handling class actions for claimants and defendants. Key contacts include head of dispute resolution and arbitration Christoph Lindinger, who has particular investment litigation expertise, and head of Vienna’s litigation group Andreas Natterer, who has a specialism in healthcare and life sciences sector disputes such as product liability and unfair competition claims. Associate Sara Khalil is noted for her expertise in data protection litigation.

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Due to its strong presence in the CEE region, Schoenherr (Schönherr Rechtsanwälte) is routinely called upon in cross-border arbitrations with a specialism in commercial and investor-state disputes under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Clients are typically drawn from the financial, energy and real estate sectors but its portfolio also includes players from the pharmaceutical, IT and media industries. Dispute resolution team head Christoph Lindinger also sits as arbitrator; his practice includes Leon Kopecký, who frequently takes the lead on investment arbitration and commercial arbitration alike.