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Brandl Talos has advised Sportradar Group AG on the formation of a joint venture with Ringier AG. Reportedly, Bowmans and Baer & Karrer also advised the Sportradar Group, and Webber Wentzel advised Ringier on the deal.

Herbst Kinsky, working with Watson Farley & Williams’ Munich office, advised software and IT service provider Mait on its acquisition of enterprise resource planning specialist Nittmann & Pekoll. The Wiener Advocatur Bureau reportedly advised sellers Christian Nittmann and Angelika Pekoll-Sarica.

Dorda has advised the DigitalBridge Group on its joint acquisition with Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners of a 51% stake in GD Towers from Deutsche Telekom. E+H and Latham and Watkins advised the bidding consortium of GIP, KKR, and Stonepeak. Reportedly, Allen & Overy and Morgan Lewis also advised DigitalBridge, Freshfields and Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Brookfield Infrastructure, while, on the sell side, Gleiss Lutz, Noerr, CMS, Schoenherr, Cuatrecasas, and Freshfields advised Deutsche Telekom on the deal.

Earlier this year the European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final Guidelines on the limited network exemption (LNE) under the Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2). Following the consultation phase initiated by the draft, further clarifications were added which are relevant to all service providers who plan to rely on the exclusion as well as those who already do.

On 29 June 2022, the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the text regarding the European Commission's proposal for a recast of Regulation (EU) 2015/847 (also referred to as the Transfer of Funds Regulation ("TFR")).

Public infrastructure projects in Austria and in particular PPPs are undergoing several changes. In the last few years, the focus of PPPs was on social infrastructure like schools, hospitals, and other clinics. Many of them have been structured as so-called Betreibermodelle, i.e., a form of build, finance, and operate models. However, the focus is clearly shifting towards infrastructure for digitalization and climate change.

Brandl Talos has advised Austrian battery diagnostics start-up Aviloo on an equity investment by the European Innovation Council Fund and Raiffeisen's Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs AG. Binder Groesswang advised the EIC Fund and PHH advised Invest AG.

Have you ever wondered whether you can modify a registered community design ("RCD") that is challenged by an application for declaration of invalidity by removing certain prohibited design elements to maintain the registration?

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