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Binder Grösswang

STERNGASSE 13, 1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Work +43 1 53 48 0
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Fax +43 1 53 48 08
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Web:
www.bindergroesswang.at
Innsbruck, Vienna
Binder Grösswang, Dr iur Christian Wimpissinger, Vienna, AUSTRIA

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Dr iur Christian Wimpissinger

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Binder Grösswang

Work Department

Tax.

Position

Partner, specialised in international tax planning, taxation of restructurings, EU tax law.

Career

Partner, Binder Grösswang, since 2011; Attorney at Law, Binder Grösswang, 2007-2010 Attorney at Law, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Munich, 2003-2007; Attorney at Law, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, 2001-2003; Associate, Tax Advisor, KPMG, Vienna, 1998-1999; Trainee, Constitutional Office of the Federal Chancellor, Vienna,1998; Trainee, Edwin Coe LLP, London, 1997; Trainee, Salomon Smith Barney, New York, 1996. Faculty member (adjunct professor) of the Graduate Program in Taxation at the University of Miami, since 2010; Visiting lecturer of the Master of International Business & Tax Law (LL.M.) at MCI and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, since 2009; Faculty Member of the Postgraduate Program International Tax Law Vienna, 2000-2002; Member of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, 1999-2000; Lectures in the areas of European and International tax law. Numerous publications with regard to tax law.

Languages

German, English.

Member

International Bar Association (IBA); International Fiscal Association (IFA); Austrian Bar Association (ABA); New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).

Education

University of Vienna (Dr. iur. 2006, Mag. iur. 1998); New York University (LL.M. 2001); Enrolled in the List of Solicitors in England and Wales 2006 (currently non-practising); Admitted to the bar in New York 2002.


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Christian Wimpissinger - Binder Grösswang

Within: Tax

Binder Grösswang's corporate prominence translates into a steady flow of mandates at the intersection of tax and corporate law but the 'responsive' team also handles international tax including base erosion and profit shifting matters, tax litigation and private client issues. 'Commercially savvy' co-head Christian Wimpissinger advised Constantia Flexibles on tax law issues pertaining to the sale of its Labels division to Multi-Color, and co-head Andreas Hable acted for Heitkamp Construction in proceedings concerning the recovery of tax withheld by Alpine Bau, the Swiss subsidiary of Alpine Bau GmbH.

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Binder Grösswang

  • Foreign investors face new barrier when acquiring Austrian companies

    On December 8, 2011 an amendment of the Foreign Trade Act 2011 (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz 2011, until then Außenhandelsgesetz 2011, “FTA 2011”) entered into force imposing a substantial new barrier on foreign investors when acquiring shares in Austrian companies that operate in areas of public security and order. This amendment came as a surprise as part of the Budget Consolidation Act 2012 (Budgetbegleitgesetz 2012), governing different topics. The key points of the new barrier for foreign investors are the following:
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  • THE NATIONAL REGULATION ON THE SECURITY OF "NIS" IN AUSTRIA SHOULD BE OF INTEREST TO YOU

    Good things come to those who wait? Finally, the main implementing regulation for the Austrian Law on Network and Information System Security ( Netz- und Informationssystemsicherheitsgesetz , " NISG ") was published last week. It serves primarily to define which companies are actually affected by the NISG. Now it is getting serious for the operators of " essential services ". What does that mean?
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  • "BLACK FRIDAY" - NOW FREELY USABLE FOR PROMOTIONS IN AUSTRIA

    Black Friday is unquestionable one of the most profitable and busiest days of the year for retail, particularly online. Worldwide almost all online store do offer sales or special promotions on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Already after this practice has established online, a trademark for " BLACK FRIDAY " was registered in Germany back in 2013. In 2016 a Chinese company acquired the trademark and then filed in 2017 for its extension to Austria. Based on the registered trademark, it granted exclusive rights to an Austrian company, which licensed usage rights to various partner stores against remuneration. Further, an exclusive " Black Friday-Cooperation Program " was established. Non-partners who used the event name or trademark were prosecuted and requested to either pay a license fee or refrain from running Black Friday promotions. Some followed the request and entered into license agreements. Some, however, did challenge the validity of the trademark. Finally, respective proceedings to check the actual protection of the trademark were initiated. Austrian courts now held that the trademark " BLACK FRIDAY " is not protected in Austria .
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  • AUSTRIA: ANONYMISATION ACCEPTED AS VALID DATA DELETION METHOD

    On 5th December 2018, the Austrian data protection authority ( Datenschutzbehörde , "DSB") issued a decision (DSB-D123.270/0009-DSB/2018) on data subject's right to data deletion according to Art 17 GDPR. In a nutshell, the DSB accepted consistent anonymisation as a valid alternative to physical and technical deletion. Beside the clear statement that anonymous data is not subject to the GDPR, the DSB provided detailed information on (technical) requirements of anonymisation methods:
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  • Consent or pay – a valid scheme under the GDPR?

    Media companies throughout Europe struggle with a difficult economic environment: Shrinking sales figures for print products, the digitalisation and consumer demand force publishers to offer their content also on the internet. However, generating money for online publications is not quite easy as – at least in Austria – online subscription against renumeration has not been well accepted by customers. This partially has its root in the lack of suitable micropayment means in the past and users thus getting acquainted to online information being offered for free. Thus, publishers have instead focused on financing their platforms by online marketing activities such as placement of banners. Nowadays such digital advertisement is usually targeted to the specific user. For this purpose, cookies are stored on the user's computer upon his first visit of the website, which then collect data about his location, technical equipment used and online behaviour. This finally allows to display specific, user targeted advertisements. However, such cookies may cause issues with applicable consent requirements under the telecommunication and data protection regulations:
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  • fwp expands know-how thanks to new junior partner

    Vienna, March 2019. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner GmbH (fwp) adds valuable competence and expertise to the team by welcoming Pavel Bachleda in its midst as a new attorney-at-law and junior partner.
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  • AUSTRIAN DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY ISSUED THE "BLACK LIST"

    Processing operations subject to the requirement of a data protection impact assessment.
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  • Rien ne va plus!

     
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  • DORDA advises on the acquisition of Austrian office properties Denk Drei

    Stefan Artner , Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice Group, and real estate attorney Klaus Pfeiffer of DORDA advised Austrian Real Estate Development GmbH ( ARE , a subsidiary of Bundesimmobilien-Gesellschaft, the Austrian privatization agency) on the acquisition of the Denk Drei office properties from IC Development . The successful closing of the forward purchase transaction took place on April 30, 2018. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
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  • Austrian "White List"

    Exceptions from the OBLIGATION TO CARRY OUT A data protection impact assessment
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