Baker McKenzie has announced a number of changes to its leadership teams with immediate effect, including former Germany and Austria Managing Partner Constanze UlmeEilfort's r-becoming a member of the firm's Executive Committee and taking over as Chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee from Claudio Prado.
Wolf Theiss has advised ASFINAG on its issuance of EUR 750 million 0.25% bonds with a maturity of seven years.
Hengeler Mueller advised Austrian lender BAWAG Group AG on the successful October 25, 2017 listing of its shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Dorda Rechtsanwalte reportedly provided Austrian advice to BAWAG, and Freshfields reportedly advised Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc.
CMS has advised the Cosmo Consult Group on its recent acquisition of the Austrian Microsoft partner FWI.
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Schoenherr, working with lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, has advised French IT service provider Atos SE on the planned acquisition of Siemens Convergence Creators GmbH for an undisclosed price. Siemens AS was represented by Hengeler Muller on the deal, which is expected to close at the end of December 2017 and is still subject to the information/consultation process with employee representative bodies and the approval of the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities.
Wolf Theiss has advised the largest Chinese producer of SUVs, the Great Wall Motor Company, on its creation of an Austrian subsidiary.
Wolf Theiss has advised the sellers on the acquisition by Vivatis Holding AG of Frisch & Frost. Wildmoser/Koch & Partner reportedly advised Vivatis on the transaction, which took place on October 3, 2017. The Austrian Federal Competition Authority is yet to approve the transaction.
CMS has advised Synergie International Employment Solutions SL, one of the largest personnel services providers in Europe, on its acquisition of an 80% stake in the Austrian company Volker GmbH Personalbereitstellung. The transaction remains subject to approval by the competition authorities.
CMS has advised Slovakia-based Arca Capital Group on its acquisition of a 61.37% interest in Wiener Privatbank SE from majority shareholders Gunter Kerbler and Johann Kowar, who were reportedly advised by DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwalte.