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a. Raiffeisen Bank International Merger with Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich

Schoenherr advised Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International AG on its merger with unlisted Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG, advised by bpv Huegel. As a result, Raiffeisen Landesbanken (the former majority shareholders of RZB) will hold 58.8% of RBI and the rest will be free float.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Raiffeisen Bank International AG (Schoenherr)
  • Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich (bpv Huegel)


b. Liberty Global Sale of UPC Austria to T-Mobile

Wolf Theiss advised Austrian mobile communications company T-Mobile — a fully-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG — on its EUR 1.9 billion acquisition of UPC Austria from Liberty Global plc. NautaDutilh advised T-Mobile on matters of Dutch law, and Liberty Global was represented by Freshfields.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Seller: Liberty Global (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Buyer: T-Mobile (Wolf Theiss; Nauta Dutilh)


c. Corporate Restructuring of HEAD Group

Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwalte and Peters, Schonberger & Partner assisted the HEAD Group with restructuring, resulting in the clarification of its divisional structure.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • HEAD Group (Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwalte GmbH; Peters, Schonberger & Partner)