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Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)

BIBERSTRAßE 5, 1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Vienna, Sarajevo, Bratislava

Austria


Austria

Within Central and Eastern Europe, Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) is a third tier firm,

In addition to its Russia desk and its office in Bratislava, Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) has recently opened in Kazakhstan. Gabriel Lansky and Anna Zeitlinger head the CIS practice.

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Within Corporate and M&A, tier 5

Very well-connected’ firm Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) maintains its focus on public infrastructure, energy, media and telecoms, and continues to expand its client portfolio with investors from Eastern Europe. Practice head Ronald Frankl ‘works very precisely’.

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Within Dispute resolution, Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) is a second tier firm,

The ‘winning team’ at Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) represents individuals, public institutions and international agencies in Austria and at EU level, and is also active in the media sector. Gabriel Lansky and Helena Marko lead the practice.

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Within Employment, tier 4

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) covers the full spectrum of labour law issues. Helena Marko is the contact.

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Within EU and competition, Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) is a third tier firm,

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) focuses on representing clients before the ECJ in preliminary ruling proceedings and before the European Commission. Practice head Alexander Egger is a state aid specialist. Clients include Austrian Railway Services ÖBB Personenverkehr and ÖBB Infrastruktur.

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Within Intellectual property and media, tier 5

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP) has expertise in the area of media law, and represents a number of large and well-known publishers and broadcasters. Gerald Ganzger is noted for his ‘specialist industry knowledge’.

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Within IT and telecoms, tier 5

Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)’s IT practice is closely allied to its media work, with clients including media and publishing houses as well as telecoms and internet service providers. Gerald Ganzger is recommended.

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Within Real estate and construction, tier 4

With an increasingly national focus, Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)’s practice covers due diligence, legal feasibility studies, and acquisition and financing matters. Practice head Stephan Eberhardt is set to leave the firm.

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Legal Developments by:
Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)

  • „Fracking“ – Beitrag zur Energieautarkheit oder Umweltzerstörung in großem Stil?

    Nun hat die Fracking-Welle also auch Österreich im Griff. Während bisher die nationale Erdgasförderung kaum von der Öffentlichkeit wahrgenommen wurde und vielmehr die großen internationalen Pipeline-Projekte und die damit verbundene Versorgungssicherheit respektive die Unabhängigkeit von Russland bzw. von den Transit-Staaten im Vordergrund stand, rüsten sich aufgrund großer Funde im Weinviertel nunmehr Energieunternehmen auf der einen und Umweltorganisationen sowie Anrainer auf der anderen Seite zum Schlagabtausch in Österreich. Der Gesetzgeber reagierte darauf mit einer Novellierung des Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfungsgesetzes durch Implementierung eines neuen Tatbestandes.
    - Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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  • PL: Crime of active corruption and commercial bribery

    A conviction for the crimes of active corruption and commercial bribery, which are defined in art. 229 and 296a of the Polish Criminal Code (CC), not only brings about consequences on the grounds of criminal law, but also implies negative consequences in other spheres of law. One of these involves administrative law, more precisely public procurement law, which provides that company officers convicted for the above-mentioned crimes are to be excluded from public contract award procedures.  read more...
  • AT: Ministry of Finance publishes its view on certain aspects relating to private equity funds

    With the amendment of the Austrian investment fund regime by virtue of including alternative investment funds into its scope, the tax aspects of re-qualifications of existing (private equity) vehicles into investment funds and thus the application of the Austrian investment fund tax regime were rather unclear. With a newly-published opinion, the Austrian Ministry of Finance has now shed some light on its view on selected tax aspects of such re-qualification.  read more...
  • CZ: Czech Competition Authority is not authorised to enter business premises without a warrant

    The European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") recently acknowledged a complaint by Delta Bakery (the "judgment") and confirmed that the Czech Competition Authority ( Úřad pro ochranu hospodářské soutěže , "CCA") violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights ("Convention") when entering the Delta Bakery premises without first obtaining a warrant.  read more...
  • Hungary: What will banks need to (re)pay their borrowers?

    In recent years, bank customers in Hungary have initiated numerous litigations claiming that their loan agreements are illegal, invalid, or null and void for a variety of reasons. Mostly, these reasons centered on the legality of the application of spreads in FX-based loans and on the validity of the unilateral amendments applied by the banks regarding fees and interest rates.  read more...
  • Austria: Extension of the threshold regulation until the year 2016

    The "threshold regulation" adjusting (raising) the sub-thresholds of the Austrian Procurement Act ("BVergG") will be extended once again, namely for two more years. This plan was disclosed in the press briefing issued in conjunction with the retreat held by the members of Austria's federal government on September 27th and 28th this year. Thus, contracting authorities will continue to be able to benefit from substantial procedural simplifications when awarding contracts below the threshold in 2015 and 2016 as well. read more...
  • Serbia: Insolvency Act Amendments adopted

    As of 13 August 2014, the amendments and supplements to the Insolvency Act [Zakon o stečaju] are in force, published in the Official Gazette of RS no. 83/2014 ("New IA"). The New IA shall not be implemented retroactively, and those insolvency proceedings that were ongoing on the day the New IA entered into force will be continued under the previously valid rules. read more...
  • Hungary: New advertising tax feels like a bucket

    Hungary's new advertising tax, which has been introduced effective as of 15 August 2014, affects not only media companies, online and offline content providers and advertising agencies (media companies), but may also affect regular manufacturing and trading companies active in various industry segments (commercial companies). read more...
  • Voluntary ex ante transparency notice does not provide a clean bill of health...

    The ECJ has ruled that the so-called "voluntary  ex ante  transparency notice" under certain circumstances does not preclude review authorities from declaring a contract ineffective if it was awarded without prior publication of a contract notice. Moreover, the ECJ ruled that review authorities must declare a contract ineffective if the contracting authority could not legitimately hold that that the conditions for directly awarding the contract were in fact satisfied (ECJ 11.09.2014, Case C-19/13 Fastweb SpA ). read more...
  • Austria / EU: Latest EU Sanctions against Russia

    After introducing the "sectoral sanctions" against Russia on 1 August 2014 (see our  Legal Insight of 1 August 2014 ), the sanctions regime has been tightened further on September 12 as set out in EC Regulation No 960/2014. read more...
  • Austria: Judgment sheds light on joint ventures under the country’s merger control*

    Austrian merger control continues to capture non-full-function joint ventures. Joint ventures covered by merger control are sheltered against parallel assessment under the Austrian rules against anticompetitive agreements (no dual control). read more...