bpv Huegel wins Ingo Braun as experienced partner for banking and finance law

06 April 2021

Ingo Braun (50), previously a partner at Benn-Ibler, joins bpv Huegel in April in the Financing & Regulatory Practice and will build up the Insurance department.

Course “Regulatory Law” by Christian F. Schneider at Vienna University

19 March 2021

The course “regulatory law” of Christian F. Schneider will be held online this year, starting on 19 March 2021. The script is available for download here.

Austrian Supreme Court confirms the admissibility of an up-stream merger of over-indebted subsidiaries

12 March 2021

In its decision dated 25.11.2020, 6 Ob 203/20a, the Austrian Supreme Court confirmed the admissibility of an up-stream merger of two over-indebted subsidiaries into their parent company. A positive market value of the assets of the transferring subsidiaries is not required if, to put it briefly, the acquiring parent company can afford it. The decision creates legal clarity for mergers of over-indebted subsidiaries. This is particularly important in the current difficult economic times caused by the Corona-crisis.

bpv Huegel promotes Daniel Reiter and Nicolas Wolski to partners

10 March 2021

As of March 2021, Daniel Reiter (corporate /M&A, capital markets) and Nicolas Wolski (tax) will become partners of bpv Huegel. 

bpv Huegel expands Dispute Resolution practice with Markus Schifferl as Partner

03 March 2021

Markus Schifferl (43), previously a partner at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, joins bpv Huegel in March as Co-Head of Dispute Resolution. bpv Huegel is thus responding to the growing market for high-profile arbitration and litigation services in complex international and national disputes. 

Moot Court Civil Law: 3rd place for team bpv Huegel

02 March 2021

At the Vienna preliminary round of the Moot Court Civil Law 2020/21, organised by the WU and the University of Vienna, the team supervised by bpv Huegel took 3rd place.

Platform do’s and don’ts: EU’s Digital Markets Act signals a sea change in digital regulation

26 February 2021

The European Commission has laid out a proposal for a landmark set of ex ante rules governing large digital platforms. The law will be the subject of protracted discussions that determine its final form. But as drafted, the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) proposes to dramatically reshape the legal landscape for tech companies with a new framework that seeks to complement traditional antitrust enforcement with a list of “do’s and don’ts” regarding how large online platforms like search engines, online marketplaces, and social media networks are to treat their business partners, competitors, and users.

The Practitioners‘ Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language: Antitrust-Team contributes the Austrian chapter

18 February 2021

Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber and Florian Neumayr, partners at bpv Huegel, have contributed a chapter on Austrian antitrust law to The Practitioners‘ Guide to Applied Comparative Law and Language (formerly known as Anglo-American, eds. Heidinger/Hubalek), published by LexisNexis.

bpv Huegel advised the Irish Zeus Packaging Group on the acquisition of Austrian company Petruzalek

11 February 2021

bpv Huegel advised the Irish Zeus Packaging Group, a leading independent manufacturer and distributor, on the acquisition of the Austrian-based food packaging solutions, Petruzalek.

Limited liability company as holding company: Austrian Supreme Court on the limits of the shareholder’s information claim regarding participations

18 January 2021

When drafting participation, syndicate or investment agreements, the information and inspection rights for shareholders must be regulated carefully.