Clemens Philipp Schindler is a founding partner of Schindler Attorneys. Before establishing the firm, he spent six years as partner at Wolf Theiss, where he led some of the firm’s most prestigious transactions and headed its Brazil operations.
Prior to that, he practised with Haarmann Hemmelrath in Munich and Vienna, as well as with Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York.
Mr Schindler’s practice focuses on corporate and tax advice in relation to public and private M&A, private equity and corporate reorganisations (such as mergers, spin-offs and migrations), most of which have a cross-border element. Furthermore, he is specialised in international holding structures, including charter financing and leasing operations. His practice is complemented by private client work (e.g., as counsel to families owning stakes in large corporations).
Mr Schindler holds law degrees from the University of Vienna and New York University Law School (LLM) as well as a degree in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Mr Schindler is admitted in Austria both as an attorney-at-law as well as a certified public tax adviser. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 articles, books and commentaries in his fields of expertise, where he is also much sought-after as a speaker at conferences and seminars.
Mr Schindler is ranked by international legal directors such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. The German legal directory JUVE lists him as one of Austria’s top 20 corporate and M&A lawyers, while the Austrian business journal Format named him among the country’s top 10 capital markets experts. Besides their Austrian listings, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe acknowledge his Brazilian expertise in a special ranking on outstanding expertise in foreign jurisdictions.