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Schoenherr, working with Luther and Hogan Lovells, has advised the Cargo-Partner Group Holding on its EUR 1.4 billion sale of Cargo-Partner GmbH and 60 other subsidiaries to Nippon Express Holdings. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the buyer.

Cerha Hempel has advised majority shareholder Talents Squared Limited on the sale of a 90% stake in Modul University Vienna to a subsidiary of the Hungarian Mathias Corvinus Collegium. Brauneis reportedly advised Modul minority shareholder Wirtschaftskammer Wien. Illes Geza Marton and Graf Isola reportedly advised the Mathias Corvinus Collegium.

Dorda and Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, working with Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek’s Munich office, have advised Cancom on the acquisition of K-Businesscom and all its subsidiaries from shareholders Aluk Privatstiftung, Invest Unternehmensbeteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft, Raiffeisen, Franz Semmernegg, and Jochen Borenich. SCWP Schindhelm reportedly advised the sellers. 

Schoenherr, working with Linklaters, has advised joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners BNP Paribas and Citigroup Global Markets Europe and joint bookrunner UniCredit Bank on the oversubscribed EUR 250 million issuance of convertible bonds by Voestalpine AG. Cerha Hempel advised Voestalpine.


Last Thursday the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") issued a long awaited ruling on damages resulting from a data protection infringement (C-300/21). Since the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation; "GDPR") came into force on 25 May 2018, claims for damages under Art 82 GDPR due to alleged data protection violations like unlawful data processing or incompliance with the GDPR as well as in the context of data breaches or leaks have been steadily increasing. The CJEU's recent ruling clarifies essential issues but raises just as many questions.

Schoenherr has advised Seven Refractories on the EUR 93 million sale of its European, Indian, and US operations to RHI Magnesita. Brandl Talos advised Seven Refractories' founder and CEO Erik Zobec as well as other minority management shareholders. Cerha Hempel and Ulcar & Partnerji, working with Clifford Chance, Khaitan & Khaitan, Legance, Harneys, Eubelius, and Barnes & Thornburg, advised the buyer.

Schoenherr, working with Linklaters, has advised sole coordinator, documentation agent, bookrunner, and mandated lead arranger UniCredit Bank Austria, facility agent ING Bank, bookrunners and mandated lead arrangers Erste Group Bank, Raiffeisenbank International, and Commerzbank, as well as other banks on the EUR 1.7 billion revolving syndicated facility for Wiener Stadtwerke.