Social Media is omnipresent these days and individuals as well as companies increasingly use these instruments as communication and marketing tools. Moreover, the development of Social Media platforms, like interactive online rating and comparison platforms, is also of interest for the start-up sector. However, this increasing importance of Social Media also raises questions about the liability for the published content and legal remedies to protect and enforce affected legal positions.
Wolf Theiss has advised Japan's Takeda Group on its April 3, 2019 acquisition of plasma donation center Plasmapunk Favoriten and Donaustadt.
Wolf Theiss has advised Volksbank Wien AG on its March 4, 2019 placement of EUR 500 million covered bonds and the April 9, 2019 EUR 200 million additional tier 1 notes.
The Austrian Supreme Court has abolished its former line of decisions on the recognition of collateral granted by way of security transfer (Sicherungsübereignung) under foreign jurisdiction. From now on, Austrian courts will have to recognise such collateral even if it does not comply with Austrian publicity requirements (Pubilzitätserfordernissen). This decision will enhance legal security and the overall position of creditors in an international context.
Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner has advised a syndicate of banks consisting of Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich AG, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, and UniCredit Bank Austria on financing and a consequent takeover of Waagner Biro Bridge Systems AG by a group of investors.
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, Addleshaw Goddard, and Portugal's Morais Leitao, Galvao Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados have advised Value One Holding AG on its joint venture with Nuveen Real Estate to invest EUR 600 million on the development of purpose-built student accommodations in Portugal and Austria. Linklaters reportedly advised Nuveen Real Estate on the deal.
Schoenherr has successfully advised the Vienna International Airport and the province of Lower Austria on the successful application for permission to construct a third runway at the Vienna International Airport.