Meet our Tax Lawyers at the IFA Congress in London

8 September - 12 September 2019

Gerald Schachner, head of tax at bpv Huegel, joined by Anca Grigorescu, tax partner at bpv Grigorescu Stefanica, will participate at the upcoming International Fiscal Association (IFA) in London.

FMA publishes FAQs on the notification of major shareholdings in listed entities

29. August 2019

The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) today published FAQs regarding the notification of major shareholdings in listed entities providing important clarifications on the administrative practice and legal interpretation of the FMA.

Prohibition of the return of capital contributions – applicable to constellations with private foundations?

27 August 2019

Despite the high number of decisions of the Austrian Supreme Court prohibiting the return of capital contributions, it was not decided until recently whether and under what conditions this concept could also be applied to constellations involving private foundations.

Questions on Ad-hoc announcements and insider obligations – Practice of the German BaFin

22 August 2019

The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) has established uniform rules throughout Europe for core elements of capital market law such as ad-hoc announcement obligations, insider surveillance and directors’ dealings. Since July 2019, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has been conducting a consultation on an Issuer Guideline. The approaches of the German regulator offer helpful starting points for the Austrian practice.

bpv Huegel pushes the Real Estate Sector with another Partner

21 August 2019

Dominik Geyer heads the Real Estate division at bpv Huegel as Partner and Co-Head together with Michaela Pelinka, Partner since 2015.

bpv Huegel advised AnaCap on the sale of the FinTech company heidelpay Group to KKR

8 August 2019

bpv Huegel advised AnaCap Financial Partners on the sale of its majority shareholding in heidelpay Group with respect to the Austrian subsidiary, the payment service provider mPAY24 GmbH.

Recent changes in Austrian labour law

8 August 2019

News from Austrian labour law from our Lawyer Walter Niedermüller and our Associate Philipp Bertsch (in German)

European Competition Developments, Issue 2 (August 2019)

6 August 2019

It is true that the competition never sleeps: For an overview of current events in competition policy and enforcement in the EU, check out our second 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 Magdalena Nowak.

LEXOLOGY Getting the Deal Through: Shareholder Activism & Engagement

5. August 2019

Find the full Guide on Shareholder Activism & Engagement on the LEXOLOGY Getting the Deal Through Website. Here you can find the Austrian Chapter.    GENERAL Primary sources 1 | What are the primary sources of laws and regulations relating to shareholder activism and engagement? Who makes and enforces them? The main source of law […]

Whistleblowing protections in the CEE and the impact of the recent EC directive

1 August 2019

In this article, we look at what the EC’s directive might mean for whistleblowers and their employers within the context of the current patchwork of regulations in several CEE jurisdictions.