Schoenherr has promoted Austria IP lawyer Michael Woller and Czech corporate/M&A expert Vladimir Cizek to Contract Partner.
Michael Woller, who joined Schoenherr in 2008 and coordinates the firm's IP practice across CEE, specializes in intellectual property and unfair competition law. He has a particular focus on new technology matters, international trademark strategy and advertising, and unfair competition law -- both non-contentious matters and litigation. He advises and represents many Austrian and international companies in the IT, pharma, and consumer industries. He received his law degree from the University of Vienna.
Vladimir Cizek, who joined Schoenherr in 2013, focuses mainly on M&A transactions, corporate law matters, banking & finance, and capital markets. In recent years, Cizek has also developed expertise in payments services regulations, and has advised EVO Payments International and Komercni Banka on building merchant acquiring alliances. Cizek also contributed to the establishment of the White Collar Crime task force in Schoenherr's Prague office. He studied law at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK and holds a law doctorate degree from the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic.