Practice Areas

Schindler Attorneys covers a broad spectrum of corporate law issues important to today’s businesses. We regularly advise public and private corporations and partnerships as well as their shareholders, administrators, management, supervisory and advisory boards. We have extensive experience in corporate governance and shareholder relations, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, ownership and management transitions, executive compensation, financing transactions as well as commercial contracts.

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At Schindler Attorneys we focus on employer and executive representation. We advise on the full range of employment and labor issues, advisory, transactional, contentious and non-contentious. This includes advising on issues related to working conditions, incentive plans, corporate transactions of all type, reorganizations, negotiations with trade unions and employment disputes.

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The members of our Finance Practice represent borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of transactions. Our finance lawyers are also actively involved in the firm's Private Equity Practice as well as its Capital Markets and Restructuring Practices, representing equity investors, buyout sponsors and borrowers, among others. This multi-disciplinary approach allows us to combine high expertise in a number of disciplines when advising on complex financing transactions.

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Schindler Attorneys' Corporate Practice advises public and private companies on all kinds of M&A transactions, including acquisitions of private and public companies, negotiated and unsolicited tender, exchange and combined offers, going private transactions, consolidations, spin-offs, minority investments as well as joint ventures. Our M&A lawyers are also active in the firm's Private Equity or Finance Practice, which allows us to utilize our experience in the various disciplines when advising on complex M&A transactions.

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Schindler Attorneys’ Private Client Practice combines the specialized know-how of our core areas with the personal dedication and specific experience that private clients require. Our clients are individuals or entire families, as well as single or multi-family offices, private foundations, trusts and private banks.

We assist in a wide range of areas, including estate planning, corporate governance and shareholder structures, succession planning, private foundations and trusts, asset management, asset protection, prenuptial agreements and divorces as well as citizenship and residency issues. Private clients particularly appreciate our in-depth knowledge of the various legal fields as well as our integrated legal and tax advice. Our practice is complemented by charity and philanthropy matters.

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Schindler Attorneys has one of the most accomplished and experienced private equity practices among Austrian law firms covering all aspects in this very dynamic field. Members of our private team are generally also active in the firm's Debt and Restructuring Practices representing banks and other lenders, among others. This multi-disciplinary approach of our Private Equity Practice utilizes our experience in the various disciplines when advising on complex aspects of private equity transactions.

Our Private Equity Practice is bolstered by our extensive experience in M&A transactions, finance transactions, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance matters and employment matters.

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Our Real Estate Practice focuses on real estate transactions and real estate finance. We advise on sale and purchase transactions of single properties, transfers of portfolios, equity investments in owners of real estate and joint ventures. Additionally, we advise on acquisition-related financing, distressed debt workouts, and real estate project financing. Like in other practice areas, clients benefit from our multi-disciplinary approach: we combine in-depth real estate knowledge with expertise in the areas of M&A, corporate and tax to deliver tailor-made solutions across a broad range of real estate transactions.

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We assist our corporate clients with domestic and cross-border corporate reorganizations of all kinds, as well as the related tax and governance implications. Such corporate reorganizations may involve related as well as unrelated parties (e.g., as a means to implement an acquisition or a joint venture). Recently, corporate migrations and inversions are also becoming a repeatedly inquired area of advice. Reorganizations are a field in which we also have an established practice of obtaining tax rulings, e.g., to ensure roll-over treatment for the transaction.

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Schindler Attorneys frequently advises equity stakeholders (in particular private equity funds) as well as management, supervisory and advisory boards of financially troubled companies. Our Restructuring Practice also has substantial experience in representing private equity funds and other financial and strategic buyers regarding their investments in, or acquisitions of, distressed companies, assets or debt instruments and in defending such transactions from challenge in insolvency proceedings, including fraudulent conveyance litigation related to leveraged buyouts and refinancing.

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Schindler Attorneys’ Tax Practice is among the largest ones of Austria-based law firms, and highly regarded. Our experts mainly work in three areas: First, tax planning and structuring in connection with domestic and cross border mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, reorganizations, financings, executive compensation plans, and other sophisticated transactions. Second, tax audits, tax litigation, including mutual agreement and arbitration procedures, and voluntary self-disclosures vis-à-vis domestic and foreign tax authorities, in particular transfer pricing and BEPS issues. Our Tax team has also extensive experience in relation to tax rulings regarding restructurings and transfer pricing, an area that has steadily gained relevance. Third, Schindler Attorneys is also acting as pioneer regarding the analysis of tax aspects and structuring in the area of new businesses including, for instance, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) regularly referred to as blockchain technology. Among our clients are many corporate clients and financial sponsors, domestic and non-domestic, listed or privately held, as well as executives and high-net-worth individuals.

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Schindler Attorneys covers a broad spectrum of corporate law issues important to today’s businesses. We regularly advise public and private corporations and partnerships as well as their shareholders, administrators, management, supervisory and advisory boards. We have extensive experience in corporate governance and shareholder relations, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, ownership and management transitions, executive compensation, financing transactions as well as commercial contracts.

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At Schindler Attorneys we focus on employer and executive representation. We advise on the full range of employment and labor issues, advisory, transactional, contentious and non-contentious. This includes advising on issues related to working conditions, incentive plans, corporate transactions of all type, reorganizations, negotiations with trade unions and employment disputes.

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The members of our Finance Practice represent borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of transactions. Our finance lawyers are also actively involved in the firm's Private Equity Practice as well as its Capital Markets and Restructuring Practices, representing equity investors, buyout sponsors and borrowers, among others. This multi-disciplinary approach allows us to combine high expertise in a number of disciplines when advising on complex financing transactions.

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Schindler Attorneys' Corporate Practice advises public and private companies on all kinds of M&A transactions, including acquisitions of private and public companies, negotiated and unsolicited tender, exchange and combined offers, going private transactions, consolidations, spin-offs, minority investments as well as joint ventures. Our M&A lawyers are also active in the firm's Private Equity or Finance Practice, which allows us to utilize our experience in the various disciplines when advising on complex M&A transactions.

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Schindler Attorneys’ Private Client Practice combines the specialized know-how of our core areas with the personal dedication and specific experience that private clients require. Our clients are individuals or entire families, as well as single or multi-family offices, private foundations, trusts and private banks.

We assist in a wide range of areas, including estate planning, corporate governance and shareholder structures, succession planning, private foundations and trusts, asset management, asset protection, prenuptial agreements and divorces as well as citizenship and residency issues. Private clients particularly appreciate our in-depth knowledge of the various legal fields as well as our integrated legal and tax advice. Our practice is complemented by charity and philanthropy matters.

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Schindler Attorneys has one of the most accomplished and experienced private equity practices among Austrian law firms covering all aspects in this very dynamic field. Members of our private team are generally also active in the firm's Debt and Restructuring Practices representing banks and other lenders, among others. This multi-disciplinary approach of our Private Equity Practice utilizes our experience in the various disciplines when advising on complex aspects of private equity transactions.

Our Private Equity Practice is bolstered by our extensive experience in M&A transactions, finance transactions, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance matters and employment matters.

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Our Real Estate Practice focuses on real estate transactions and real estate finance. We advise on sale and purchase transactions of single properties, transfers of portfolios, equity investments in owners of real estate and joint ventures. Additionally, we advise on acquisition-related financing, distressed debt workouts, and real estate project financing. Like in other practice areas, clients benefit from our multi-disciplinary approach: we combine in-depth real estate knowledge with expertise in the areas of M&A, corporate and tax to deliver tailor-made solutions across a broad range of real estate transactions.

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We assist our corporate clients with domestic and cross-border corporate reorganizations of all kinds, as well as the related tax and governance implications. Such corporate reorganizations may involve related as well as unrelated parties (e.g., as a means to implement an acquisition or a joint venture). Recently, corporate migrations and inversions are also becoming a repeatedly inquired area of advice. Reorganizations are a field in which we also have an established practice of obtaining tax rulings, e.g., to ensure roll-over treatment for the transaction.

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Schindler Attorneys frequently advises equity stakeholders (in particular private equity funds) as well as management, supervisory and advisory boards of financially troubled companies. Our Restructuring Practice also has substantial experience in representing private equity funds and other financial and strategic buyers regarding their investments in, or acquisitions of, distressed companies, assets or debt instruments and in defending such transactions from challenge in insolvency proceedings, including fraudulent conveyance litigation related to leveraged buyouts and refinancing.

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Schindler Attorneys’ Tax Practice is among the largest ones of Austria-based law firms, and highly regarded. Our experts mainly work in three areas: First, tax planning and structuring in connection with domestic and cross border mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, reorganizations, financings, executive compensation plans, and other sophisticated transactions. Second, tax audits, tax litigation, including mutual agreement and arbitration procedures, and voluntary self-disclosures vis-à-vis domestic and foreign tax authorities, in particular transfer pricing and BEPS issues. Our Tax team has also extensive experience in relation to tax rulings regarding restructurings and transfer pricing, an area that has steadily gained relevance. Third, Schindler Attorneys is also acting as pioneer regarding the analysis of tax aspects and structuring in the area of new businesses including, for instance, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) regularly referred to as blockchain technology. Among our clients are many corporate clients and financial sponsors, domestic and non-domestic, listed or privately held, as well as executives and high-net-worth individuals.

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