Central and Eastern European (CEE) firm Schoenherr has promoted eight lawyers to partnership in its Austrian office. All eight of the partners are in their thirties. The hires come across the practice areas and include a new head of the employment department and the lateral hire of Denise Hamer, the only woman in the group, from an in-house position.

The hires also correlate with the current trends of work in financial regulatory, corporate restructuring and employment.

The new partners are:

Walter Gapp, whose practice covers banking and finance with a specil focus on financial regulatory. 

Christoph Haid, who has been part of the firm's EU and Competition practice since 2004.

Denise Hamer, who joins the firm as a partner from an in-house position at BAWAG, a portfolio company of the US private equity fund Cerberus Capital Management. Hame is a member of the New York bar and works on financial and restructuring transactions. 

Hans Georg Laime, who has been at the firm since 2004 and along with his partner promotion will also take charge of the employment practice.

Roman Perner, a corporate and M&A specialist.

Bernd Rajal, a member of the public law team since 2004 and handles regulatory law, European and Austrian
environmental and industrial plant law, energy law, environmental remediation law and matters related to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) law.

Manuel Schalk, a specialist in insurance contract and insurance supervisory law.

Michael Walbert, who advises national and international clients in distressed M&A transactions and corporate restructuring.