Weber & Co. has advised OMV AG, the international integrated oil and gas company headquartered in Vienna, on the issuance of multi-tranche corporate bonds. White & Case Frankfurt advised the joint lead managers Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, MUFG Securities, Societe Generale, and UniCredit Bank Austria AG.
Dorda has advised UBS and HSBC as joint global coordinators in the EUR 1.65 billion capital increase of Austria's AMS AG.
Dorda has advised Lernsieg Mobile Media GmbH on data protection issues related to the relaunch of its Lernsieg app, which allows students to evaluate their schools and teachers.
In The Corner Office feature of CEE Legal Matters we ask Managing Partners at leading law firms across Central and Eastern Europe about their unique roles and responsibilities. In light of current events, the question for this online occurrence of the feature is: "How are you managing your team working remotely during this challenging period?"
Baker McKenzie has opened a new Procurement Law and Public Law practice in Austria, led by Kathrin Hornbanger.
Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner has advised VTB Bank Europe on financing provided to an unidentified buyer for its acquisition of 50% of SEMA Vermoegensverwaltung GmbH, the Austrian holding company of the Planquadr.at development and real estate portfolio group, from unnamed sellers.
Dorda has advised Warburg-HIHInvest Real Estate on the sale of a multi-story office building in the Summering part of Vienna to a real estate fund managed by Luxembourg-based Blue Colibri Capital. Reidlinger Schatzmann reportedly advised the buyers.
Dechert and BPV Huegel have advised Valneva Austria GmbH, Vienna, on debt financing it received from the US-based Deerfield and OrbiMed healthcare funds. Dorda advised the lenders.
Binder Groesswang has advised Austrian risk and insurance manager GrECo and its majority owners, the Neubrand family, on the buy-back of GrECo shares from former British partner JLT. Schoenherr advised the sellers on the deal.
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Herbst Kinsky has advised Earlybird Venture Capital as lead investor on its investment into Mostly AI Solutions MP GmbH. Mostly AI was advised by Act Legal.
DLA Piper has advised PORR AG on the issuance of EUR 150 million hybrid bond.
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Cerha Hempel has advised CA Immobilien Anlagen AG on its EUR 500 million benchmark bond issuance. Linklaters advised sole global coordinator J.P. Morgan and joint book-runners Erste Group, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley.
Former Rautner Rechtsanwalte Partner Walter Gapp has joined CMS in Vienna.
Schoenherr has advised Neuraxpharm, a portfolio company of Apax Partners, on the acquisition of Austrian consumer healthcare company Easypharm OTC GmbH. Hochedlinger Luschin Marenzi Kapsch advised the unidentified sellers on the deal, which closed on January 20, 2020.
Brandl & Talos, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and Germany's Schnittker Moellmann Partners have advised Insight Partners and e.ventures on the EUR 30 million series A investment in Viennese start-up PlanRadar. Grohs Hofer advised PlanRadar.
Schoenherr has advised Austria's HS Timber Group and Blue Minds IF on their February 28, 2020 acquisition of Interfloat Corporation and GMB Glasmanufaktur Brandenburg GmbH. Closing, which remains contingent on regulatory approval, is expected in the first half of 2020.