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bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Brussels, Mödling, Vienna

The firm: bpv Hügel is one of the leading Austrian law firms developed from the well-established firm ‘Hügel & Partner’, founded in 1979. bpv Hügel advises national and international corporate and private clients in all fields of commercial law. bpv Hügel does not strive to be the largest law firm by number of offices or lawyers. The aim is to be the firm of choice for clients with respect to their challenging legal issues, significant business transactions and critical disputes. Both nationally and within the bpv legal group, internationally integrated teams work closely together to provide clients with tailor-made solutions.

bpv Hügel has close contacts and excellent working relationships with key regulators and government agencies (Republic of Austria, EU-level and CEE). Further members of bpv legal are: bpv Jádi Németh, Budapest, Hungary; bpv Grigorescu Stefanica, Bucharest, Romania; bpv Braun, Prague, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia.

bpv Hügel operates as a full-service firm and is in particular known for its high-level corporate/M&A, capital market, competition and tax advice.

Areas of practice: Corporate/M&A: €4.1bn merger between RZB and listed RBI (highest profile transaction in the Austrian banking industry in 2017); settlement by IMMOFINANZ on the review proceedings re exchange ratio of the IMMOEAST-merger by issuing of shares; BAWAG P.S.K. on €190m acquisition of start:bausparkasse and IMMO-BANK.

Competition, antitrust and EU: representation of Nichicon, one of the largest Japanese producers, in the so-called Capacitors Case in the proceedings before the European Commission; liaising and co-ordination with other counsels worldwide; representation of BP Europa SE in all antitrust matters in Austria; representation of A1 Telekom Austria AG in all antitrust matters in Austria; representation of Gas Connect (OMV Company) in all antitrust matters; representation of OTIS in numerous proceedings with regard to claims for compensation for damages following the Elevator Cartel; representation of voestalpine Austria Draht in the prestressing steel cartel proceeding before the European Commission and now before the European Court of First Instance.

Capital markets, banking and finance: €4.1bn merger between RZB and listed RBI (highest profile transaction in the Austrian banking industry in 2017); joint Bookrunners on €305.6mn capital increase of BUWOG; €1.6bn BUWOG spin-off; €660m capital increase of Erste Group Bank AG; €350m Valneva (NYSE, ATX) SE – cross-border merger of Intercell and Vivalis.

Tax: tax advice in M&A transactions listed above, cross-border groups structures, private foundations, estate planning; tax litigation; other tax advice confidential.

Dispute resolution: representation in ad-hoc as well as VIAC corporate and contract interpretation arbitration matters; lead counsel in ICC arbitration following multi-million international M&A project in the automotive industry; advice to and representation with regard to competition law implications in an ICC energy arbitration case; representation in complex litigation proceedings in the building industry; defence in multi-plaintiff follow-on private enforcement cases; advice and representation in litigation matters in the energy industry.

  • Contacts
  • Florian Gibitz
  • Christoph Nauer
  • Florian Neumayr
  • Bernhard Schatz
  • Other offices
  • Brussels
  • Bucharest*
  • Budapest*
  • Bratislava*
  • Prague* (bpv Legal Alliance)
  • (*Associated offices)
  • Number of lawyers: 47
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Member
  • bpv LEGAL

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