Florian Cvak is a founding partner of Schindler Attorneys. Before establishing the firm, he was a partner at Schoenherr, where he co-headed the private equity practice. His track record includes some of the largest and most prestigious Austrian transactions, including the acquisition by a consortium of France Telecom and Mid Europa of Orange Austria and the subsequent sale to Hutchison and Telekom Austria. Private equity and hedge fund clients include funds like Goldman Sachs, Carlyle, Mid Europa, EQT, Riverside, Mezzanine Management, Darby, DBAG, Lion Capital, Fir Tree or LPC Capital.

Mr Cvak’s practice focuses on corporate and corporate finance transactions in Austria and the CEE, with a particular focus on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and LBO financings. Furthermore, he specialises in US lease and project finance transactions involving various types of utility assets. His practice is complemented by restructuring, general corporate and contracts work.

Mr Cvak holds law degrees from the University of Vienna and New York University Law School (LLM), and has attended extracurricular classes on private equity, corporate finance, investment banking and accounting at New York University, Stern Business School.

Mr Cvak is ranked by international legal directories such as Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Who’s Who Legal. He was awarded Austrian private equity lawyer of the year by ACQ5 for consecutive three years, and is featured in The Best Lawyers in Austria. Besides the Austrian listings, Chambers Global acknowledges his Polish expertise in a special ranking.

Mr Cvak is admitted to the Austrian and New York Bars. He has published several articles on M&A, private equity and corporate finance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars regarding private equity and corporate and M&A matters.