CMS has advised Australian crude oil explorer ADX on its acquisition of the Zistersdorf & Gaiselberg oilfields in Austria from Austrian exploration and production company RAG. Fellner Wratzfeld Partner reportedly advised RAG on the deal.
Wolf Theiss has advised Asfinag Motorways and Freeways Financing on its issue of EUR 600 million 0.1% bonds due 2029 guaranteed by the Republic of Austria. The Frankfurt office of Linklaters reportedly advised the joint lead managers Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, and UniCredit Bank Austria AG, as well as co-lead managers Erste Group Bank AG and Raiffeisen Bank International AG.
Jank Weiler Operenyi and Reff & Associates — the Austrian and Romanian members of the Deloitte Legal network — have advised Rondo Ganahl AG on its acquisition of 60% of the shares of Romanian SC Transilvania Pack and Print SA from Offsetdruckerei Schwarzach GmbH. Thurnher Wittwer Pfefferkorn & Partner advised Offsetdruckerei Schwarzach on the deal.
Weber & Co. and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom have advised joint global coordinators Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Goldman Sachs International and book-runners Erste Group Bank AG, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, and Raiffeisen Centrobank AG on Addiko Bank's IPO on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer reportedly advised Addiko Bank.
White & Case and Wolf Theiss have advised joint lead managers Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas, Erste Group Bank AG, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, and UniCredit Bank Austria AG on OMV Aktiengesellschaft's EUR 1 billion bond issue — the largest Austrian corporate bond issue to date in 2019. OMV was advised by Weber & Co.
The Constitutional Tribunal recently analysed regulations regarding dawn raids carried out by the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) and ruled that the respective law is not in line with the Constitution insofar as it excludes the possibility to challenge rulings allowing searches to be conducted.
Members of the BPV Legal in Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia have provided local counsel in those jurisdictions to Dutch property managers MVGM on its takeover of the property management division of the Jones Lang LaSalle Group in Continental Europe. The Hague office of the Dutch law firm Barents Krans acted as lead counsel to MVGM, and Watson, Farley & Williams was lead counsel to JLL, working with local counsel from Schoenherr in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania.
Wolf Theiss has advised Oberbank AG as the issuer of EUR 250 million of 0.75% ordinary non-subordinated eligible debt securities 2019-2026. Weber & Co. advised the banking consortium of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, DZ Bank AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Erste Group Bank AG, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG that coordinated the bond placement.
Background and facts: Austrian (case) law on capital maintenance (Verbot der Einlagenrückgewähr) is stringent and in many of its decisions the Austrian Supreme Court has interpreted the principles of capital maintenance as laid out in Austrian corporate law very strictly. Now, for the first time, the Supreme Court has decided on the question of cash pooling.