Legal 500-Ranking: bpv Huegel continues on the road to success

16 April 2021

We are once again in top positions in this year’s Legal 500 ranking. In the current edition, we were ranked in eight categories. In addition, we are pleased about the awards “hall of fame”, “leading individuals”, “next generation partners” and “rising stars”.

bpv Huegel’s tax team contributes the Austrian chapter to “The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review”

14 April 2021

For the third time in a row, the Austrian chapter of The Law Review’s yearly Tax Disputes and Lititation Review is contributed by bpv Huegel’s tax team.

JUVE: bpv Huegel is once again among the best

12 April 2021

JUVE ranking on banking & finance as well as capital markets: We are pleased that our Capital Markets, Finance & Regulatory Team is once again among the best in Austria and about the great feedback. We are particularly pleased about our “upgrade” in capital markets.

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.