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Tourism in Austria is booming. The capital, Vienna, has reported a 9.9% increase of overnight stays, to 7.94 million, in the period from January to June 2019, a new record. Demand for common rental platforms, such as Airbnb, has increased even more. For several years now, Austria’s federal states, municipal administrations, legislators, and competitors (in particular the hotel industry) have been kept busy with the business model of commercial short-term rentals.

Wolf Theiss and White & Case have advised ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank AG, RBI, and UniCredit, as joint lead managers on UniCredit Bank Austria AG's successful January 21, 2020 placement of a benchmark EUR 500 million issuance of mortgage securities.

Wolf Theiss has advised Erste Group Bank AG on the issue of EUR 500 million of Additional Tier 1 Notes and on the issue of EUR 750 million Mortgage Pfandbriefe. Linklaters and Rautner Rechtsanwalte advised the lead managers (HSBS, BofA Securities, Morgan Stanley, and Societe Generale) on the Tier 1 note issuance. Weber & Co advised the banks (Banca IMI, Danske Bank, DekaBank, DZ BANK, Erste Group (in its capacity as Manager) and LBBW) on the Mortgage Pfandbriefe.

Brandl & Talos has advised founders Simon Falkensteiner and Matthias Trenkwalder and investors including aws Gruenderfonds, Falkensteiner Ventures, and Nextfloor Ventures on the sale of RateBoard, a developer of a revenue management software for the hotel industry, to Zucchetti, an Italian software developer in the field of hospitality and restaurant industry.

Weber & Co. has advised DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, DZ Bank, Erste Group, RBI, and UniCredit as joint lead managers on the successful issuance of mortgage covered bank bonds by Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich AG. Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich on the issuance.

Weber & Co. has advised Erste Group Bank AG as the sole bookrunner on the sale of 105,000 Marinomed Biotech AG shares by shareholders Acropora Beteiligungs GmbH, VETWIDI Forschungsholding GmbH, and BVT Beteiligungsverwaltung und Treuhand GmbH, at EUR 95 per share. Herbst Kinsky advised Marinomed on the sale.

Wolf Theiss and Linklaters had advised J.P. Morgan and Erste Group Bank AG as joint book-runners on S Immo AG's issuance of 6,691,717 new shares via an accelerated book-building procedure involving the exclusion of shareholders' subscription rights. S Immo AG was reportedly advised by DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich.

CMS has advised Encavis Infrastructure Fund III on its acquisition of the Furstkogel wind farm in Austria, consisting of five wind turbines with a total rated output of 17.25 MW. The sellers, wind energy specialist Ecowind Handels- & Wartungs-GmbH, were advised by Schoenherr.