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As Lexpo – The Legal Innovation Event returns in 2023 after a three-year hiatus, showcasing the latest trends in legal innovation in Continental Europe, CEELM spoke with Dentons Europe Director of Innovation and Member of Lexpo's Advisory Board Andrea Miskolczi to gain an insight into the current state of technology and innovation in CEE, and what the event's attendees have to look forward to.

Wolf Theiss, working with Freshfields’ Frankfurt office, has advised Alpen Glasfaser on a EUR 417.5 million financing from a consortium including UniCredit Bank Austria, KfW IPEX-Bank, La Banque Postale, Erste Group Bank, Natixis, and Hypo NOE. Binder Groesswang, working with Clifford Chance’s Frankfurt office, advised the banks.

Schoenherr has advised joint lead managers Danske Bank, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Erste Group Bank, Natixis, Raiffeisen Bank International, and UniCredit Bank on the EUR 500 million issuance by Volksbank Wien of 4.750% green ordinary senior eligible notes due March 2027. Wolf Theiss advised Volksbank Wien.

The first article in this series looked at the background to energy crisis law and its implication for the proposed single market emergency instrument (SMEI) (for further details, see "Insight into regulatory crisis instruments to solve crises in European Union").

BPV Huegel, working with Linklaters, has advised the Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4 on the sale of its Energie Steiermark stake to the Province of Styria for EUR 525 million. DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich and, reportedly, Schiefer Rechtsanwaelte advised the Province of Styria.

A decade ago, Austrian law firms stood out in terms of their regional presence in CEE. Wolf Theiss Partner Claus Schneider and CMS Managing Partner Johannes Juranek share insights into the growth trajectory of these regional law firms and the current landscape of the Austrian legal market.