Arabella Eichinger, Andreas Natterer, and Michael Woller have been promoted to Equity Partner, Marcin Aslanowicz, Bojan Brezan, Vid Kobe, and Maximilian Lang have been promoted to Contract Partner, and Marko Frantar has been promoted to Local Partner as part of Schoenherr's recent promotion round.
Austrian lawyer Arabella Eichinger, who joined the firm in 2013, specializes in real estate and construction law. She was promoted to Contract Partner at the beginning of 2019 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on August 15, 2019). She has a Magister’s degree in law from the University of Vienna. Prior to joining Schoenherr, she spent two years with Hohne & In der Maur, five years with Saxinger Chalupsky Weber and Partners, three years with UBM, and five years with Asamer Holding AG.
Schoenherr describes Andreas Natterer, who joined the firm in 1993, as "one of Austria's leading experts in health care and life science matters, especially in food and pharma law." According to the firm, "he [also] brings more than 25 years of experience in several areas of litigation, representing Austrian and international corporates both in and out of court.” He Natterer has a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna.
Austrian lawyer Michael Woller co-heads Schoenherr's IP & Tech practice. According to the firm, he has a strong CEE focus and handles large international trademark portfolios as well as complex cross-border IP-projects.” He has an LL.M. and an MBA from the Donau-Universitat Krems and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. Before joining Schoenherr in 2008, he spent almost six years with IBM.
Marcin Aslanowicz is the Head of Schoenherr's Dispute Resolution practice in Poland. According to the firm, "he specializes in arbitration, as well as in civil law, commercial law and company law, representing clients in various disputes pending before Polish state courts, as well as Polish and international arbitration courts.” He has an LL.M. from the University of Warsaw and a J.D. from the Polska Akademia Nauk. Prior to joining Schoenherr in 2019 from Wolf Theiss (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on February 19, 2019), he spent three and a half years with that firm, and over nine years with Clifford Chance.
Bojan Brezan manages Schoenherr's Slovenia office and, according to the firm, “specializes in corporate/m&a and real estate acquisitions and is widely recognized as a top litigator.” He is a graduate of Heidelberg University and the University of Ljubljana. Prior to joining Schoenherr in 2012, he spent two and a half years with Kozinc and Partners.
Vid Kobe, who joined Schonherr Slovenia in 2007, is a transaction lawyer who, according to the firm “played a central role in establishing the Slovenian office's highly regarded corporate finance practice.” According to the firm, “he is recognized for his high-profile M&A and financing track record as well as his expertise in restructurings and distressed situations.” He has an LL.B. from the University of Ljubljana and an LL.M. from LSE.
Austrian lawyer Maximilian Lang specializes in Corporate/M&A. He joined Schoenherr in 2013 after two and a half years with Binder Groesswang, and has a Magister’s degree in Law from the University of Vienna and an LL.M. from Georgetown.
According to Schoenherr, Slovenian lawyer Marko Frantar has “built-up a strong transactional practice specializing in real estate, and has accumulated extensive experience advising on non-transactional matters restructuring, regulatory, [and] dispute resolution." He has an LL.B. from the University of Ljubljana and an LL.M. from NYU. Prior to joining Schoenherr in 2013, he spent two years with the Court of Appeals of Ljubljana.
"Each one of these outstanding lawyers has played an important role in positioning Schoenherr as the go-to legal advisor for complex commercial matters in Austria and CEE,” said Schoenherr Managing Partner Michael Lagler. “The promotion of this exceptional group of lawyers also proves that we have remained strong and adaptable in the face of the particularly demanding circumstances that the past year brought. I am proud of welcoming them into their new positions.”