Wolf Theiss and Covington & Burling have advised MSD on the acquisition of 100% of Austrian biotech company Themis Bioscience. Brandl & Talos and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised the selling shareholders on the deal, which remains subject to regulatory approval, with McDermott Will & Emery and Herbst Kinsky advising Themis Bioscience. Financial details were not disclosed.
“The fairly stringent lockdown imposed by the Austrian Government in mid-March resulted in a relatively small number of infections,” says Paul Luiki, Partner at Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners in Vienna. “Apart from being able to get the infection under control, they also introduced a EUR 38 billion package to help the economy recover. Even though room for improvement always exists, given the little time the Government had to act, I think the support package on the whole has worked out just fine.”
BPV Huegel, working alongside Switzerland's Lenz & Staehelin law firm, has advised Raiffeisen Informatik on the sale of shares in SoftwareONE Holding AG via an over-night accelerated book-building process. Credit Suisse AG, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, UBS AG, and KKR Capital Markets Partners LLP acted as joint book-runners for the placement. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised KKR on the deal.
On April 14, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Dorda had advised Greiner AG on the takeover of Eurofoam GmbH from Recticel. We reached out to Maximilian Wellner, Head of Group Compliance & Legal at Greiner, to learn more about the takeover.
Love them or hate them, conferences are a fundamental part of the successful commercial lawyer’s calendar. But time is precious. Those calendars are full. It’s vital for conference organizers to get them right, and critical for lawyers to choose wisely in determining which events to attend and which to skip.
DLA Piper Austria has advised FFF Real Estate, a subsidiary of FFF Fund I SCSp SICAV-RAIF, a multi-compartment-regulated Luxembourg fund managed by a Cyprus-based management company, on financing provided to an unnamed residential real estate developer for the acquisition from unnamed sellers and development of an unspecified residential project in Luxembourg.
Oberhammer Rechtsanwalte, BPV Huegel, and DLA Piper, acting with Ewald Oberhammer, Christoph Nauer, and Christian Temmel, respectively, as independent proxies at the general meeting of Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfeld Equipment Aktiengesellschaft -- the first virtual general meeting of a listed company in the German-speaking countries, together with Wilhelm Rasinger from the Interessensverband der Anleger (IVA).