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BPV Huegel has advised Raiffeisen Informatik on the sale of shares in SoftwareONE Holding by KKR, Raiffeisen Informatik, and the heirs of Patrick Winterin via an accelerated book-building process. Lenz & Staehelin acted as Swiss counsel for the sellers, KKR was advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, and the heirs of Patrick Winter were advised by Switzerland's Kung Rechtsanwalte & Notare firm.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2019 CEE Deal of the Year Award winners – the most important, complicated, significant, and valuable deals across Central and Eastern Europe.

Cerha Hempel has advised MK Group Global Limited on the acquisition of a loan portfolio from Heta Asset Resolution AG and the acquisition of the direct and indirect shareholdings of HETA in three Slovenian wind-down entities that manage receivables from non-performing loans granted by the former Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG and its subsidiaries to customers in Slovenia. Schoenherr advised the Republic of Austria as the owner of HETA. 

Weber & Co has advised OMV AG, the international integrated oil and gas company headquartered in Vienna, on the issuance of two tranches of corporate bonds. White & Case's Frankfurt office advised joint lead managers Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Erste Group Bank AG, Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg, Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG.

Schoenherr, acting as leader of a consortium of European law firms, has conducted what it describes as "a comprehensive study on the regulatory and administrative requirements for entry and trade on the gas wholesale market in the EU for the European Commission, Directorate General Energy."

Weber & Co has advised Wienerberger AG, a Vienna-based supplier of building materials and infrastructure solutions, on its June 4, 2020 issuance of EUR 400 million of 2.750% 2020-2025 Bonds. Wolf Theiss advised joint lead managers BNP Paribas, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, and UniCredit on the issuance.

BPV Huegel, working with SIWE Rechtsanwalte Sinzger & Partner, has advised Dogado GmbH — a subsidiary of European Directories — on its acquisition of 100% of the second-largest Austrian hosting provider, Easyname GmbH. Dorda and Rittershaus advised the seller, Easyname’s Founder and Managing Director Florian Schicker, on the deal, and Allen & Overy’s Frankfurt office advised European Directories.

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