Florian Ph. Cvak

  • Phone: +43 1 512 2613 500
  • E-Mail: florian.cvak@schindlerattorneys.com

He is of the highest quality. We are very satisfied with him. He has great commercial understanding, is extremely solution-oriented, to the point, always available and very flexible.

- by Client Quote, Chambers Insights 2021


Florian Cvak is a founding partner at Schindler Attorneys. Before establishing the firm, Florian spent 14 years at Schoenherr, the last five years as a partner, where he co-headed the private equity practice and was involved in some of the firms most prestigious transactions in Austria as well as the wider CEE region.

Florian is specialized in corporate and corporate finance transactions in Austria and CEE with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, venture capital and LBO financings. He is frequently advising on US lease and project finance transactions involving various types of utility assets. His practice is complemented by restructuring, general corporate and contracts work.

Florian holds law degrees from the University of Vienna and the New York University School of Law (NYU Law) (LL.M.). He has completed several extra-curricular classes on private equity, corporate finance, investment banking and accounting at the New York University School of Law (NYU Law) as well as the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business (NYU Stern).

Florian is admitted to the Austrian, the New York and the Polish bar associations. 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/M&A.

Several international legal directories such as Chambers Global and Chambers Europe rank Florian as one of the leading experts in his field. He was also awarded Austrian private equity lawyer of the year by ACQ5 for three consecutive years, and is featured in past editions of The Best Lawyers in Austria. In addition, Chambers Global acknowledges his expertise in Polish law in a special ranking on foreign experts based abroad.

Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Banking & Finance


Vienna Bar Association New York Bar Association


Austria (2005), New York (2005)


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