Cartel Regulation 2020 in Austria

25 February 2020

Our Partners Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber and Florian Neumayr contributed a detailed article about the current status as well as the changes in cartel regulation in the Austrian market to the publication “Cartel Regulation 2020” by Lexology and “Getting the Deal Through”

GDPR: Decision of the DPA on the partial erasure of personal data as part of a customer retention programme

18 February 2020

What happens if a participant of a customer retention programme requests the partial erasure of his data? Read about the latest decision of the DPA by our associate Emanuel Hackl

LexisNexis Austrian Merger Control Practical Guide for Lawyers

29 January 2020

A conversation with Florian Neumayr, Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the Competition and Antitrust Practice Group at bpv Huegel on key issues on merger control in Austria

Major changes for the real estate sector in the government programme

13 January 2020

The programme of the turquoise-green government for the years 2020-2024 comprises a total of 328 pages. Only the pages 40-43 are covering the real estate industry. What can be expected in the new legislative period?

WiEReG changes on 10 January 2020: The end of privacy and the need for action in private foundations

20 December 2019

Changes to the Beneficial Owner Register Act (Wirtschaftliche Eigentümer Register Gesetz “WiEReG”) will come into force on 10 January 2020. The most drastic change is the possibility of access to the register for everyone. This is not justified especially in the case of family private foundations and would not be necessary pursuant to the EU directive.

The Osram takeover battle finally accomplished by Austrian ams puts a spotlight on differences between the takeover rules in Austria and Germany

18 December 2019

With the announcement of ams late evening on a Friday at the beginning of December 2019, that the “acceptance threshold for ams’ takeover offer for OSRAM is satisfied”, one of the longest and most controversial takeover battles in the past years brought a happy ending for Austrian ams for the time being.

The new EU directive on the posting of workers – what is changing and what needs to be taken into account

27 November 2019

It will take a little more than half a year for the new EU directive on the posting of workers (2018/957/EU) to be transposed into the national law of the member states.

ISS and Glass Lewis: Updates of the Voting Policies for 2020

20 November 2019

With ISS and Glass Lewis, two of the most influential Proxy Advisers disclosed updates of their Voting Policies regarding Continental Europe for the upcoming season 2020. As expected with focus on board matters as well as executive remuneration (say on pay).

GDPR: Decision of the DPA on the erasure of personal data

14 November 2019

The daily business of a company is simply inconceivable without the processing of data and it is difficult to imagine constellations in which a company does not process personal data.

European Competition Developments, Issue 3 (November 2019)

12 November 2019

Competition never sleeps: For an overview of current events in competition policy and enforcement in the EU, check out our third issue of European Competition Developments for the latest on current events in competition policy and enforcement in Europe put together by our counsel Kajetan Rozga and our associate Raphaela Grünmann.