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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
New disclosure requirements for companies, private foundations, insurance associations, trusts, associations and cooperatives. Starting in 2018 additionally “beneficial owners” have to be registered.
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 is nominated as “Law-firm of the Year Austria” (Kanzlei des Jahres Österreich) by the leading German industry media JUVE.
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.