bpv Legal | Czech Republic advises ANTARIS SOLAR GROUP on the sale of its photovoltaic power plants

24 July 2019

As of this week the bpv BRAUN PARTNERS energy team can add another successful transaction to its track record, having provided legal advice to the German ANTARIS group on the sale of two photovoltaic power plants with a total installed capacity of 4.2 MW to a German investment group.

bpv Legal | Czech Republic advised IMMOFINANZ on the acquisition of the office complex Palmovka Open Park

12 July 2019

bpv Braun Partners worked diligently in advising IMMOFINANZ on the acquisition of the office complex Palmovka Open Park in Prague from Metrostav Development.

Insults on the Internet – Facebook as guardian of law and order?

10 July 2019

Insults on the Internet – Facebook as guardian of law and order? Our Partner Sonja Dürager, specialised amongst others in IT-law, trademark, copyright, data protection, and unfair competition, wrote an article in German about this controversial topic: http://bit.ly/2JANhAC  

Navigating Austria’s Transaction Value Merger Filing Threshold

3 July 2019

The recent addition of a transaction value threshold warrants closer scrutiny of merger filings in Austria, but it need not cause a rush to file every deal that appears to meet its requirements on paper. In this article, Florian Neumayr and Kajetan Rozga talk about how to hit the sweet spot of avoiding a needless filing while being discerning enough not to trigger a costly failure-to-file proceeding. The lessons learned may prove useful not only in navigating Austrian merger control but also in informing the broader debates over whether to implement similar thresholds in other jurisdictions such as the EC.

bpv advised the Dutch-based property management leader MVGM in the acquisition of the property management business of JLL

3 July 2019

The company MVGM, a leader on the Dutch property management, and the real estate services company JLL concluded an agreement for the takeover by MVGM of the property management division of JLL in Continental Europe, including Romania, becoming one of the first 5 players on property management market in Europe.

Guide on Shareholder Activism & Engagement: Austrian Chapter by Christoph Nauer and Daniel Reiter

02 July 2019

Shareholder activist campaigns are on the rise and are increasingly being observed on the Austrian market as well. That is why listed companies are advised to prepare for activist shareholders and their strategies.

Handelsblatt Best Lawyers Ranking

1 July 2019

bpv Huegel Rechtsanwaelte is delighted about the excellent ratings of our lawyers in the German Handelsblatt Best Lawyers Ranking. According to Handelsblatt, the best lawyers per legal area in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were ranked according to a peer-to-peer survey. Please find the results for our lawyers below in the screenshot. Furthermore, an article in […]

Seminar: Correct Behaviour at Dawn Raids

27 June 2019

Gerhard Fussenegger works as a partner for bpv Huegel in Brussels and Vienna. He advises on European and Austrian antitrust and merger control law, European law and distribution law. On June 27, 2019, Gerhard Fussenegger will give a lecture at the ARS seminar centre on the topic: How to respond to a dawn raid! Click here […]

Four Common Pitfalls of Austrian Merger Filings

18 June 2019

Austrian law requires notifying transactions to the competition authorities in some unexpected circumstances. In this article, Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber and Kajetan Rozga discuss four common pitfalls of Austrian merger control law that can lead to a missed or delayed filing.

Knowing how to spot these risks and when to seek the expertise of local counsel can help in avoiding the negative consequences of a late filing on the deal as well as a potentially costly and distracting failure-to-file proceeding.

Dos and Don’ts for the location surcharge

13 June 2019

The 32nd bpv Huegel-Breakfast Briefing dealt with the location surcharge for indicative rent.