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Worried about COVID-19? During the outbreak, it is challenging for patients to seek in-person medical care. Self-quarantine is an important tool in managing disease transmission, especially among patients who are vulnerable to the risk of infection. This is where telemedicine becomes essential to ensure that patients have access to medical care and to boost community support. In times of a global public health emergency like the COVID-19 outbreak, healthcare systems should lean on remote medical check-ups, e-prescriptions and postal delivery of medicines in situations of quarantine and to tackle the further spread of the disease. Healthcare systems should expand beyond traditional healthcare tools and leverage existing telehealth tools to direct people to the proper level of healthcare for their medical needs (both to address their medical condition and to screen for COVID-19). Moreover, state administrations should make a historic effort to at least temporarily lift restrictions on telehealth usage (where such exist) to assist in the efforts to reduce patients' exposure to the virus and to ensure public health and safety.

Cerha Hempel and Linklaters Advise on CA Immobilien Anlagen AG's EUR 500 Million Bond Issuance

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.

Schoenherr and Hochedlinger Luschin Marenzi Kapsch Advise on Neuraxpharm's Acquisition of Easypharm

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 Advises Insight Partners and E.ventures on Series A Investment in PlanRadar

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.

Kinstellar Advises EBRD on First Financing in Bulgaria Under ESIF/EBRD Water Sector Financing Framework

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.

Noerr and Eisenberger & Herzog Advise Coveris on Acquisition of Plasztik-Tranzit

The Budapest office of Noerr and Austria's Eisenberger & Herzog have advised Austrian packaging company Coveris on its acquisition of Plasztik-Tranzit Kft, a producer of flexible packaging solutions for the food industry. The unidentified sellers were advised by solo practitioner Tamas Reisz.

Dorda Advises Weichai Group on Acquisition of Majority Stake in VDS Group

Dorda has advised China's Weichai Group on its acquisition of 51% of the VDS Group, an Upper-Austrian transmissions specialist. SCWP Schindhelm advised the sellers on the deal, which remains subject to regulatory approval. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Dorda Advises GalCap on Acquisition of Building in Vienna-Meidling

Dorda has advised GalCap on the acquisition of a mixed-use building at Pohlgasee 26 in Vienna-Meidling from UBM and Invester. UBM was advised by solo practitioner Jakob Molzbichler.

Schoenherr, in cooperation with BonelliErede, advised Covivio on the acquisition of eight luxury hotels in Europe from Varde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, for EUR 573 million. Varde was reportedly advised by Italian firms Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli and Partners and Ludovici Piccone and Partners.

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