The Regulation (EU) 2022/2560 on Foreign Subsidies Distorting the Internal Market (FSR) formally entered into force on 12 January 2023, but the regime did not apply until 12 July 2023. On the same day, the respective Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/1441 was published in the Official Journal.
Schoenherr, working alongside Jones Day, has advised GfK SE on the EUR 315 million sale of its European Consumer Panel business to YouGov. DLA Piper advised YouGov.
Schoenherr has advised Tello Holding on the acquisition of a majority stake in VA Intertrading Aktiengesellschaft by taking over Kairos Industrie Holding from Hanno Baestlein. DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich reportedly advised the seller.
On 28 April 2023 the European Commission ("Commission") put forth a proposal (Link) to revise Directive (EU) 2015/2366 (Payment Services Directive, "PSD2"), which was adopted on the EU level in 2015 and transposed into Austrian law by the Payment Services Act (Zahlungsdienstegesetz 2018 – ZaDiG 2018).
Schoenherr has successfully protected the trademark rights of Jaegermeister in a dispute regarding their imitation by a discount private label by obtaining an EU-wide preliminary injunction before Austria's Supreme Court of Justice.
Brandl Talos has advised the shareholders on their sale of Ready2Order to Zucchetti. Schoenherr advised Ready2Order early investor Franz Hoerhager, while Schindler Attorneys advised Co-Founder Christoph Zhu on the transaction. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised the Zucchetti Group.
Schoenherr has advised Verbund – via its Verbund Energy4Business and Verbund Thermal Power subsidiaries – on the acquisition of all shares in Solarpower Holding together with its subsidiaries MSP Solarpower and IFIX-Solar from its shareholder. SCWP Schindhelm reportedly advised the sellers.
Binder Groesswang has advised microbiome technology R&D company Biome Diagnostics on its investment round with Uniqa Group company SanusX. Schoenherr reportedly advised the investors.