Schoenherr, a leading corporate law firm in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has named Sebastian Guþiu, the managing partner of the firm’s Bucharest office, as a new member of its Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee consists of four members, including the firm’s managing partner, and directs the firm. Guþiu’s responsibilities as a Steering Committee member focus on the firm’s finances.
„We are very proud to have a partner from one of Schoenherr’s international offices in the firm’s top management body. Sebastian Guþiu is not only an excellent lawyer, but also a skilled businessman who has already proven his management skills in our Romanian operations,” comments Christoph Lindinger, Schoenherr’s managing partner.
Sebastian Guþiu, who was one of the first international partners at Schoenherr, has been the managing partner of the firm’s Bucharest office since 2008. Following his study of law at Universitatea Timisoara and the University of Graz/Austria, Guþiu has specialized in real estate law, as well as in arbitration and litigation. He heads Schonherr’s Romanian real estate and construction team, as well as the Bucharest office’s dispute resolution practice, in whose establishment he played a key role. Guþiu has advised numerous Austrian and German property development firms on their projects in Romania. In addition, he has been advising several of Romania’s largest corporations on both legal matters involving their day-to-day business, as well as on real estate and arbitration matters in Romania and internationally. Guþiu speaks fluent English, German and Romanian.
Recognized leadership in Romania and across CEE
Opened in 1996, Schoenherr’s Bucharest office is the second-largest office in the law firm’s overall network of 14 offices across the CEE region. Bucharest’s 50-lawyer team advises mainly foreign investors on the complete range of corporate and commercial legal issues, with an emphasis on sophisticated corporate, finance and real estate transactional work Schoenherr is widely recognized as one of the leading international law firms in Romania, ranking among the the country’s Top 10 according to the distinguished Bucharest business daily Ziarul Financiar.
Schoenherr’s practice groups across the firm’s network attained 142 rankings in the latest editions of the four leading legal directories, including 33 rankings in the very top tier. The firm’s Tier 1 rankings include those in the categories “Central and Eastern Europe” (Legal500) and “General Business Law – South Eastern Europe” (Chambers). Schoenherr is currently shortlisted as “Law Firm of the Year” for both Austria and Romania in Chambers’ 2013 Europe Awards for Excellence, the winners of which will be announced on April 25.