Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner has promoted Benedikt Kessler to Junior Partner.
CMS has advised the Cosmo Consult Group on its recent acquisition of the Austrian Microsoft partner FWI.
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.
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.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Austrian Oberbank AG on the conclusion of a financing framework agreement with banks in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the first agreement of this type between a European credit institution and Iranian banks since the easing of sanctions against Iran in early 2016.
On August 8, 2017, CEELM reported that Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati had advised red-stars.com in connection with its acquisition of 25% of the shares of ecosio GmbH. We reached out to Red Star’s CEO, Thomas Streimelweger, for more information about the deal.