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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

DORDA establishes multidisciplinary Digital Industries Group

August 2019. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

DORDA has always had a strong focus on the digital and technology sector. The team of nine leading and award-winning IT/IP professionals led by partner Axel Anderl has been boasting a strong track record of relevant client relationships for more than a decade. In addition, other expert teams of the firm, such as the M&A group, the corporate law, banking and insurance teams or the antitrust team, also work for technology companies on a daily basis. As a consequence, DORDA has now established a new interdisciplinary Digital Industries Group, which institutionalises the cooperation of DORDA's experienced, technology-oriented experts in the digital and technology sector. Constant sharing of know-how will further strengthen the expertise and quality of the Group's services, thus creating further synergy effects for clients.

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Veit Ă–hlberger strengthens the team of lawyers at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS

December 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

Veit Ă–hlberger is an expert in arbitration, contract and corporate law as well as in M&A. He first gained work experience at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS while studying law and went on to join the firm as an associate after graduating. In 2008, he worked in Beijing at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) administrating cross-border arbitrations. After that, he gained more valuable knowledge of Chinese business law at the Beijing office of the internationally renowned business law firm Beiten Burkhardt. In April 2009, he returned to DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS advises BWT on the acquisition of Christ Water Technology's pharma business

December 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

Andreas W. Mayr and JĂĽrgen Kittel, partners and M&A experts at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, advised Vienna Stock Exchange listed Best Water Technology Group (BWT) on the acquisition of the pharmaceutical water activities of listed company Christ Water Technology AG (CWT) as well as on the acquisition of a 49% stake in Zeta Group. Due to corporate governance reasons, the transaction has been voluntarily approved in both BWT's and CWT's annual shareholders' meetings.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS advises underwriters on EUR 1.74 billion capital increase of ERSTE Group

December 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

Andreas W. Mayr and Christoph Brogyányi, partners and capital market experts at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, acted as Austrian underwriters' counsel for the joint bookrunners in Erste Group's EUR 1.74 billion capital increase. Mayr and Brogyányi advised Goldman Sachs International and J.P. Morgan, who acted as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners alongside Erste Group in this capital increase. DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS was also counsel to the co-lead managers Citi, Credit Suisse and UBS. This was one of the largest capital market transactions in Austria in 2009.

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Paul Doralt Elected to the Board of IBA’s Global Tax Committee

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

Paul Doralt, Partner at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, was elected to the board of the International Bar Association's Global Tax Committee. He will serve as co-chairman for 2 years. The IBA has a membership of 30,000 individual lawyers and roughly 195 bar associations. It covers a wide range of practice areas, which are organised into various legal committees. Since 2007, Paul Doralt has acted as the IBA´s Austrian national reporter on tax issues.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS Advises Sparkassen Immobilien AG on the acquisition of OMV's new headquarters

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

Stefan Artner, partner and head of DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS' real estate desk, and his team advised Sparkassen Immobilien AG on acquiring two office buildings – the new OMV headquarters and the Marriott Hotel - in the Vienna development area "Viertel Zwei". Sparkassen Immobilien AG is Austria's longest-standing property investment company and has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1987.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS advises Invest Equity on the sale of Chemson

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

Andreas Zahradnik, private equity expert and partner at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, advised Invest Equity on the sale Chemson Polymer Additive AG. Chemson is an internationally leading manufacturers of polymer additives with a global turnover amounting to nearly EUR 300 million.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS Advises Valartis Group on the Acquisition of Anglo Irish Bank Austria

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

Martin Brodey and Andreas Zahradnik, partners at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, have advised the Swiss Valartis Group on the acquisition of Anglo Irish Bank's Austrian private banking subsidiary, Anglo Irish Bank (Austria) AG. The acquisition was completed on December 19, 2008, after the Swiss Federal Banking Commission gave their approval. The Austrian Financial Market Authority also did not object to this transaction. The Anglo Irish Bank (Austria) AG will be renamed Valartis Bank (Austria) AG and its asset management subsidiary Valartis Asset Management (Austria) Kapitalanlagesellschaft mbH. Both parties have agreed not to discuss details of the purchase price.

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Austrian Law Firm of the Year 2009 DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS awarded by IFLR

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS is delighted to announce that it has been named 'Austrian Law Firm of the Year' by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The firm received this prestigious award at the IFLR Europe Awards in London on March 18, 2009.

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Associate University Professor Alexander Schopper Joins DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda (view listing).

Associate University Professor Alexander Schopper has been appointed Of Counsel at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, a leading business law firm in Austria. Since May 2009, he strengthens the firm's corporate finance and restructuring team headed by Andreas Zahradnik.

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Legal Developments by:
Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH

  • 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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  • 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?
    - Dorda
  • "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.
  • fwp helps find a new mega arena location

    fwp helps find a new mega arena location
  • 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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