Lecture: Participation in start-ups from the viewpoint of investors

24. November 2017

Elke Napokoj and Michaela Pelinka, both partners at bpv Hügel, will present as a part of the Business Circle-series „M&A – opportunities in the current market environment” on 24 November 2017 about participations in start-ups.

Seminar series on antitrust law – planned and supervised by Florian Neumayr, bpv Hügel

22. November 2017

Florian Neumayr, antit-rust and dispute resolution partner at bpv Hügel, spearheads the Business Circle seminar series on antitrust law. On 22 November, the series starts with the seminar “antitrust in practice” organised by Federal Cartel Prosecutor Dr. Alfred Mair and Dr. Florian Neumayr. On 23 November, an update follows – focusing particularly on the key topic “Cartel Act amendment 2017”. Further nenowned speakers are Dr. Philip Kienapfel, European Commission, Dr. Nikolaus Schaller (Cartel Court, Vienna) and Dr. Luca Schicho und Dr. Anastasios Xeniadis (both Federal Competition Authority).

Finalist Austrian M&A Legal Adviser 2017 – Mergermarket Awards

17. November 2017

The Mergermarket European M&A Awards pays tribute to leading deal-making roles in Europe over the past year. Firms are nominated according to the Mergermarket’s M&A database. bpv Hügel leads the Austrian Mergermarket M&A legal advisor league table (Q1-Q3, 2017, per value) with Austria-related deals worth a combined EUR 5.3bn deal volume credited.

International Arbitration Guide – Austrian Chapter by Florian Neumayr from bpv Hügel

16. November 2017

The Comparative Guide on International Arbitration by Legal 500 and The In-House Lawyer is published in association by Michael Polkinghorne from White & Case a leading US law firm in international arbitration and serves as comparative guide to provide expert understanding of the laws, regulations as well as personal insight to international arbitration around the world.

bpv Hügel: strengthening the public economic law team

19. October 2017

Harald Strahberger, attorney-at-law, joins the renowned team for public economic law at bpv Hügel. Harald Strahberger is specialized in environmental law, public procurement law and energy law.

RuSt 2017: Lawyers from bpv Hügel on legal protection in tax matters and liability risks from knowledge attribution in case of corporate acquisitions

12. October 2017

On October 2017, 12 and 13 the RuSt (Annual Forum for Law and Taxes) in Rust, Austria, is for the twenty first time the fixed date for lawyers and tax experts. bpv Hügel is pleased to welcome you at the annual forum RuSt, under the professional supervision of Prof. Hanns F. Hügel.

Ready for the new register of beneficial owners in 2018? bpv Hügel on actions required

25. September 2017

New disclosure requirements for companies, private foundations, insurance associations, trusts, associations and cooperatives. Starting in 2018 additionally “beneficial owners” have to be registered.

Florian Neumayr partner at bpv Hügel in the Global Competition Review: directional decision of the European Court of Justice regarding Austrian Joint Ventures

8. September 2017

From a competition law point of view there are two kinds of Joint Ventures: Enterprises can either appear on the market (sole control of an undertaking/full-function undertaking) or just supply their Joint-Venture partners (joint control of an undertaking/ community non-full-function undertaking or community full function undertaking). The incorporation of a joint control of an undertaking may be subject to registration at national level (no EU merger control). „… the Supreme Court’s question hinged on whether the test should apply only to cases where companies form a joint venture “from scratch”, or whether it applies to ventures that acquire shares in a pre-existing entity. […] the case had helped “tremendously” in clarifying when joint ventures have to be notified to the European commission. “, noted Florian Neumayr, partner at bpv Hügel, competition law department, in the periodical CGR.

bpv Hügel – nominated by JUVE for “Law Firm of the Year Austria”

21. August 2017

bpv Hügel is nominated as “Law-firm of the Year Austria” (Kanzlei des Jahres Österreich) by the leading German industry media JUVE.

Austrian Private Foundation Amendment Act 2017: Response of Univ. Prof. Dr. Hanns F. Hügel in the statutory evaluation process

21. August 2017

The draft bill of the Amendment Act is an important first step to revive the private foundation, which in particular has already been severely affected by case law. This will support private foundations operating as holdings for family-run enterprises. However,it is still required to improve important points of the draft.