Alexander Reich-Rohrwig has become a Partner in the Corporate Transactions team of Cerha Hempel.
Wolf Theiss has advised UniCredit Bank Austria, CaixaBank, La Banque Postale, and Bondholders SL on a EUR 113 million syndicated financing for RML Infrastruktur for the roll-out, operation, and maintenance of an open-access fiber-to-the-home network in Austria's Liezen district. PHH reportedly advised Meridiam.
E+H, working with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Gleiss Lutz, Loyens Loeff, and Linklaters, has advised the Takko Fashion group on its financial restructuring and refinancing transactions that saw its bondholders acquiring a majority stake in the group. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, working with Arendt & Medernach, advised the ad hoc group of noteholders.
On August 14, 2023, Binder Groesswang announced that Macquarie Asset Management's acquisition of a significant minority stake in Best in Parking AG (reported by CEE Legal Matters on May 10, 2023) had closed.
Schoenherr has advised Greiner Group member Neveon Holding on the sale of its automotive division consisting of Greiner Perfoam and its subsidiaries to Treves. Wolf Theiss advised Treves.
On August 1, 2023, Binder Groesswang announced that Semperit Aktiengesellschaft Holding's acquisition of the Austrian Rico Group (reported by CEE Legal Matters on May 9, 2023) had closed.
Binder Groesswang, working with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, has advised French investment company Wendel and other shareholders on their sale of Constantia Flexibles to One Rock Capital Partners. Wolf Theiss, working with Latham & Watkins, advised One Rock. Hamburg's Klawitter Neben Plath Zintler reportedly advised Wendel as well.
PHH and Dentons have advised Kommunalkredit on a EUR 37.5 million financing for the 63-megawatt Senyo photovoltaic plant in Hungary. CMS reportedly advised the project's commissioners, Green Source and Core Value Capital.
The public procurement tool is intended to prevent foreign subsidies (as defined in Art. 3 FSR) from distorting competition in the internal market. This happens when companies are able to submit unduly advantageous bids that drive competitors unsupported by state funds out of the market, for example because they are subject to the strict prohibition of intra-EU State aid under Art. 107(1) TFEU. The need to counteract market-distorting subsidies from third countries is "particularly pronounced" in public procurement, since public contracts are financed with taxpayers' money.