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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.

The commercial legal markets of Central & Eastern Europe didn’t appear automatically. They didn’t develop in a vacuum. They were formed, shaped, and led, by lawyers – visionary, hard-working, commercially-minded, and client-focused individuals pulling the development of CEE’s legal markets along behind them as they labored relentlessly for their clients, their careers, their futures. 

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. 

Dorda has advised Austria's TTTech group on a strategic partnership with Samsung regarding the development of technologies for automated driving. Eisenberger & Herzog advised Samsung on the deal, which is subject to the approval of competition authorities and is expected to be implemented in 2018.