Dentons and CHSH have advised Flex, the sketch-to-scale solutions provider, and Noerr has advised RIB Software AG, the 5D building information modeling provider, on their entry into a joint venture for the housing and building industries.
On November 24, 2017, CEELM reported that Austrian real estate developer WM Group had sold its six retail parks in Slovakia to Immofinanz AG, designed to expand the latter's STOP SHOP brand. Michael Wakolbinger, Managing Director of WM Slovakia, who also acts as a General Counsel to the senior owner of the WM/MID Group, agreed to comment on the sale.
Schoenherr has advised the UNIQA Insurance Group AG ("UNIQA") on the EUR 295 million sale of its Italian insurance company UNIQA Assicurazioni SpA ("UNIQA Assicurazioni") to the Italian mutual insurance company Societa Reale Mutua di Assicurazioni.
Schoenherr has advised Kansai Paint Co Ltd., from Osaka, on the acquisition of the Helios Coatings Group from Ring International Holding AG ("RIH"), GSO Capital Opportunities Fund II (Luxembourg) S.a r.l., and Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund IV, LDC. The sellers were advised by Brandl & Talos.
Herbst Kinsky has advised Miracor Medical Systems GmbH on a series C financing round totaling EUR 7 million. The financing was executed by Peppermint VenturePartners, which invested via Peppermint CBF-1 Fonds (Berlin), together with existing investors aws Grunderfonds, BioMed, Earlybird, Delta, and SHS.
Schoenherr has promoted employment law expert Stefan Kuhteubl to Equity Partner, effective as of February 1, 2017.
Schoenherr, working with Kirkland & Ellis, has advised EQT VI Limited on the sale of Automic Software GmbH to NASDAQ-listed CA Technologies Inc. at an enterprise valuation of EUR 600 million. Freshfields advised CA Technologies on the transaction, which remains subject to customary anti-trust clearance. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.
Wolf Theiss is advising Harvia Group Oy in its acquisition of Sentiotec, the sauna and wellness division of the Abatec Group. The Hitzenberger law firm advised the sellers. The signing took place on November 4, 2016.
Schoenherr has advised Immofinanz AG on the expansion of its STOP SHOP retail park portfolio in Slovakia through the acquisition of six shopping centers from the Austrian WM Group, which was represented by CHSH in Austria and by bpv Braun Partners in Slovakia. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The framework purchase agreement was signed on October 28, 2016, with closing of the transaction expected in the first quarter of 2017.
The majority of internationally assigned employees coming to Austria need to go through a formal and cumbersome immigration/registration process, which only short trips for internal meetings which are not project- or client-related, entail no service delivery, and last no longer than five days do not entail.
PHH Rechtsanwalte, working with firms in Italy and Luxembourg, has advised VTB Bank (Austria) AG on a refinancing transaction for Villa Eden Gardone Srl, a SIGNA group company which has developed a luxury resort at Lake Garda with a five star club house, a landmark building, and seven luxury villas. SIGNA was advised by Arnold Rechtsanwalte, also working with Italian and Luxembourgish firms.
Herbst Kinsky has advised AMS International AG, a worldwide manufacturer of high performance sensor and analog solutions, on the sale of NFC and RFID reader IP technologies and product lines to STMicroelectronics International N.V. by means of an asset deal. The transaction closed at the end of July 2016. The purchase price was USD 79.3 million (EUR 71.5 million) in cash, plus a substantial deferred earn-out consideration contingent on future results of up to USD 37 million.
Allen & Overy has advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on its public offering of USD 600 million of Floating Rate Guaranteed Global Notes due 2019. The bonds are guaranteed by the Republic of Austria and will be listed on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Davis Polk advised the banks — Goldman Sachs International and HSBC Bank plc. — on the deal.