The Legal 500

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners

Wächtergasse 1, 1010 Vienna, Vienna, AUSTRIA
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Austria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) is best known for its refinancing transaction and loan financing work, most notably in the real estate and construction sectors. Practice head Immanuel Gerstner is ‘very well connected’.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) advises its broad client base on all phases of M&A transactions, restructurings and general corporate matters. The ‘very experienced’ Gerald Schmidsberger, who is praised as having strong business acumen, heads the team along with Ernst Chalupsky. Clemens Harsch and Irene Meingast were recently elevated to the partnership.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Analytical and strategic thinker’ Markus Fellner heads the ‘very good’ team at Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm), which advised Tobaccoland on the filing of a lawsuit against the Republic of Austria objecting to the demand for prepayments to the state, which the company regards as unconstitutional.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) provides general antitrust advice, including compliance matters and is particularly active in cartel proceedings. Christina Hummer is the main contact. Markus Fellner is ‘an outstanding lawyer’.

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Insolvency and corporate recovery
Insolvency and corporate recovery - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) provides restructuring and refinancing advice to debtor companies and assists creditors with the enforcement of claims. Ernst Chalupsky acted as liquidator for Doubrave in insolvency proceedings.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

With a strong focus on public planning and environmental law, Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) is involved in a large number of energy and infrastructure projects and also handles contentious proceedings. The ‘very precise’ Markus Nußbaumer has been assisting Energie AG Umwelt Service with the expansion of its waste disposal site in Unterhart in Upper Austria.

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

The ‘very precise’ Hanno Liebmann heads the ‘client-focused’ team at Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm), which has a strong profile in infrastructure, construction and energy projects. The group often acts for the state of Upper Austria in tendering and review procedures.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Alexander Hüttner heads the ‘pragmatic’ team at Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm), which comprehensively covers the real estate sector. The ‘very well connected’ Immanuel Gerstner advised Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund on the acquisition of the Millennium Tower in Vienna. Clemens Harsch and Irene Meingast were elevated to the partnership.

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Legal Developments by:
Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners

  • First leniecy applicant fined due to negligent non-cooperation

    On April 14, 2010 the Austrian Cartel Court released a decision1 imposing an overall fine of EUR 1.52 million on four companies participating in a cartel in the printing chemical sector. The investigation of the cartel by the Austrian Federal Competition Authority was triggered by a leniency application. As in other jurisdictions, if all requirements are fulfilled no fine will be imposed on the first leniency applicant for his cooperation. However, in this particular case, the first leniency applicant negligently failed to fulfil its obligation of full cooperation. Consequently, the Austrian Federal Competition Authority requested the Austrian Cartel Court to impose a fine on the first leniency applicant.
    - Saxinger Chalupsky & Partners Rechtsanwälte G

Legal Developments in Austria

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  • Austria: Hyperlinking to online-radio broadcasts

    The relationship between hyperlinking and copyright is much debated. Although recent decisions of the ECJ have shed some light on the question, many questions still remain when hyperlinking to copyrighted content should be considered a copyright infringement. Some of these questions have been addressed by the Austrian Supreme Court in a recent judgment (Decision by the Supreme Court dated 23 February 2016, 4 Ob 249/15v). read more...
  • Personal Data Protection for Serbian Entrepreneurs

    Serbia does not currently have any separate regulations in place in respect of protection of "personal data" pertaining to legal entities. It does regulate the protection of natural persons' data, however, without any particular mention of entrepreneurs. read more...
  • Proposed amendments to the Czech Labour Code - Are they really important?

    The Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (the "MLSA") recently submitted a new proposal for interdepartmental comment, that will modify the current Labour Code [1]. read more...
  • How about a New Arbitration Act in Hungary?

    The Hungarian arbitration Act (Act LXXI of 1994 on arbitration, “the Act”) has barely “turned 22” and the pressure to replace it with new legislation has popped up. Considering the current, rapid reform of effective laws in Hungary – meaning that relatively new legislation which has been in force for only five to ten years has been set aside to introduce new legislation –the push to introduce new law on arbitration law is no surprise. read more...
  • A Bid for Strong Arbitrator

    Discussions of arbitrators’ powers have riveted the international arbitration community. Practitioners increasingly face situations where arbitrators seem cautious and reluctant to rule on procedural issues. read more...
  • Hungary: Update - first gun jumping decision swiftly followed by three more

    This competition newsletter is an update to our previous insight on the first gun jumping decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority ("HCA"), where we set out the background to the Hungarian suspension clause and the calculation of fines in more detail. read more...
  • Insolvency / Restructuring in Montenegro

    Bankruptcy and reorganization are the two primary procedures available for solving a collective action problem in dealing with financially troubled debtors, and both are regulated by the Montenegrin Insolvency Act. read more...
  • Austria: Invitations to hunting trips - the criminal court's next trophy?

    The woodcock mating season has just ended and deer-hunting season has already begun. Are officials allowed to accept an invitation to a hunting trip, or should they be paying the shooting fees and other costs?  read more...
  • First gun jumping decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority

    The Hungarian Competition Authority ("HCA") has imposed a fine of HUF 1 million (approx EUR 3,200) on CEE Holding Group Limited and Olympic International Holdings Limited, for implementing a concentration prior to authorisation by the HCA (cf Vj/145/2015., the decision may be found here ). read more...
  • Turkey: First Personal Data Protection Act in force

    The long-awaited Personal Data Protection Act no. 6698 ( Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu ) (the " DPA " or " Law ") was approved by the Turkish Parliament on 24 March 2016, was published in the Official Gazette on 7 April 2016, and hence came into force.  read more...