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.

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 […]

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.

bpv Legal/Romania: New rules on contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services

03 June 2019

The new directive concerning contracts for the supply of digital content and digital services (”Directive”) will come into force on 11 June 2019. Member States are required to transpose the provisions of this Directive in their national law by 1 July 2021.

bpv Huegel achieves settlement for Constantia Flexibles on squeeze-out compensation

28 May 2019

A settlement was reached between Constantia Flexibles and the former minority shareholders in the complex and long-standing price review proceedings of the squeeze-out compensation.

European Competition Developments, Issue 1 (May 2019)

28 May 2019

Check out the first 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.

The Law Reviews: Austrian Chapter Tax Disputes by bpv Huegel Tax-Team

16 May 2019

Gerald Schachner and Kornelia Wittmann, partners at bpv Huegel, and attorney-at-law and tax advisor Nicolas Wolski are the authors of the Austrian chapter “The Tax Disputes and Litigation Review”.