Gudrun Stangl is a partner at Schoenherr, and since May 2013 has been the chief operating officer (COO). Prior to her assignment as COO, Gudrun was the managing partner of Schoenherr’s Bratislava office and has more than 12 years of experience as a lawyer specialising in international mergers & acquisitions with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe.
As COO and as executive member of the Schoenherr Steering Committee, Gudrun Stangl is responsible for the operational management of the firm, leading with a focus on efficiency, innovation and change. She is known for her strong commitment to legal innovation which has also resulted in cooperations with other law firms and external partners in the area of legal tech.
Contribution to Legal Tech
Schoenherr is a proud founding member of the Legal Tech Hub Vienna (LTHV) in which Gudrun is serving as a board member for the second term. The LTHV is a unique initiative bringing together various law firms and partners, the core objective being to lead the legal industry innovatively and proactively, with a client-focus, into a digital future.
Under Gudrun’s leadership Schoenherr has also implemented various legal tech solutions which facilitate the daily workings of a law firm (e.g. LAWRENCE®), and launched a number of initiatives promoting innovation at Schoenherr and beyond (e.g. “innovation hub @ schoenherr” initiative in 2017, which brings together tech-savvy, diversely trained people to work on practical solutions to everyday tasks and challenges faced in the context of a law firm). Additionally, Gudrun led Schoenherr into a partnership with Future-Law, an independent, multidisciplinary platform which aims to support the development of the legal industry with the help of technology and innovation