Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner has successfully represented the Timber Industry section of the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber in its opposition to an attempt to repeal the membership fee regulation in the Chamber made to the Austrian Constitutional Court.
Graf & Pitkowitz has advised the Fleissner Group on the sale of the Fachmarktzentrum Deutschlandsberg retail park, which arose in 2000 from a joint venture between the Fleissner Group and the Kuess Group. The Kuess Group was advised by the Friedrich Schubert law firm, and the buyer, TH Real Estate, which acquired the park for the Austria Property Fund, reportedly was counseled by Baker McKenzie.
Schoenherr is advising BUWOG AG on Vonovia SE's voluntary public takeover bid of the company. Vonovia is being advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with Clifford Chance Germany and Austria's Weber & Co. advising JP Morgan on debt financing provided to Vonovia to support the transaction.
CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has advised red-stars.com data AG on the expansion of its M2M telecoms segment by means of an acquisition of a 50% stake in Freeeway GmbH and on the capital increase by subsidiary Machine & Voice Communication GmbH resulting from a new investment by KLK Holding Ltd.
White & Case has advised joint lead managers Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Crddit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Mizuho International plc, and UniCredit Bank Austria AG on the December 14, 2017, EUR 1 billion bond issuance by OMV Aktiengesellschaft — the largest bond issuance in the Austrian market in 2017. Weber & Co. advised OMV on the issuance.
Schoenherr, working alongside global lead counsel Ashurst, has advised Deutsche Private Equity Management III on its acquisition of leaflet printing business Euro-Druckservice from a consortium of three company shareholders. Clifford Chance advised EDS's shareholders on the sale. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
Wolf Theiss has advised France's Saint-Gobain on Polish and Austrian law matters related to its acquisition of a 90% stake in the Polish company ISOROC Polska from Austrian company ISOROC Holding AG, represented by Austrian industrialist Alexander Maculan. The formal signing took place on November 24, 2017, and Wildmoser/Koch & Partner Rechtsanwalte advised the sellers.