Wolf Theiss has announced that the firm's Arbitration practice will be led going forward by Partner Florian Haugeneder, who the firm describes as leading "a new generation" in charge of the practice. Haugeneder's team is expected to grow in short order as well.
Schoenherr has advised VB-Leasing International (VBLI), the joint venture between Osterreichische Volksbanken (OVAG) and German VR-Leasing AG, on the sale of VB Leasing Poland and VB Leasing Romania to the Polish company Getin Holding.
Wolf Theiss has advised the Swiss Helvetia-Group on the company's purchase of the Basler Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft – a subsidiary of the Swiss Baloise Group – in Austria, in the process increasing its capacity in Austria by approximately 50%.
Schoenherr has released a statement updating the a story initially reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 24 on the negotiation and completion of a shareholders' agreement between OIAG and America Movil regarding shares the two hold in Telekom Austria.
Schoenherr has advised Palfinger and individual selling Palfinger shareholders on the establishment of a mutual capital interlinking between the company and SANY Heavy Industries Co., a member of China's SANY group.
CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has advised IMMOFINANZ and BUWOG on capital market aspects and financing in connection with the IPO of BUWOG. IMMOFINANZ received corporate law advice from bpv Hugel, and Clifford Chance acted as international advisor.
DLA Piper has advised the Munich-based Burda Magazine Holding company on Austrian-law competition matters in connection with Burda's acquisition of Wunder Media Production, a digital marketing specialist.