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Baker McKenzie has advised the Delachaux Group, which it describes as "the world market leader in rail infrastructure technology," on its acquisition of a majority stake in Upper Austria's Frauscher Sensortechnik from the Greenbriar private equity fund. Kirlkand & Ellis advised the sellers on the deal, which closed on February 28, 2019. Financial details were not disclosed.

Dorda has advised Universal Investment on the acquisition of Euro Plaza 6 from Austrian Kapsch Immobilien, an international road telematics, information technology, and telecommunications company in Vienna.  Pistotnik & Krilyszyn reportedly advised the sellers on the deal.

A specific form of cooperation was introduced in Austria in 2018 and will become effective on January 1, 2019: Upon the taxpayer’s request, an enterprise may opt for a “horizontal monitoring” procedure. This new law was introduced after a pilot project in which internationally renowned enterprises such as Red Bull, Shell Austria, and Infineon Technologies participated (although whether these enterprises will also participate in the new “horizontal monitoring” procedure is not yet known).

On October 29, 2018, leading Austrian law firms Dorda, Eisenberger & Herzog, Herbst Kinsky, PHH, Schoenherr, SCWP Schindhelm, and Wolf Theiss announced their joint launch of the “Legal Tech Hub Vienna”: a non-profit forum for LegalTech companies, start-ups, and other legal market participants to identify innovation potential and work together to implement technological tools appearing ever-more-rapidly on the legal market.

No individual, no business, and no country is immune from the threat of cybercrime. The increasingly successful and complex economies of CEE countries are no exception to this rule. In fact, for both historical and political reasons, CEE is at particular peril.

Neighbours and communities don't like it, but apartment owners love it, because they can multiply their income. Short-term rental to tourists or businesspeople who stay for just a few weeks is very controversial. Both courts as well as the legislative bodies of the Austrian provinces have found ways to restrict it.