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Lansky, Ganzger + Partner (LGP)

BIBERSTRAßE 5, 1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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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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  • MD: Finally! Liquidating a Company is Now a Mission Possible

    On 29 May 2014, the Moldovan Parliament passed the Act No. 90/2014 on amending and supplementing of certain legislative acts (Act No. 90). Act No.90, which entered into force on 27 June 2014, implements simplified rules on the liquidation of companies in Moldova (in particular, at the decision of their shareholders), namely by inter alia amending the Civil Code of Moldova, Act No. 845/1992 on Entrepreneurship and Enterprises, Act No. 220/2007 on State Registration of Companies and Individual Entrepreneurs.  read more...
  • AT: German Supreme Court enacts duty for banks to disclose internal commission payments

    In a recent landmark judgment (3 June 2014, XI ZR 147/12), the banking law senate of the German Supreme Court stipulates far-reaching disclosure obligations for banks (active in Germany) with respect to internal commission payments for investments. While the country's banks are obliged to inform their clients of such "hidden" internal commission payments as of 1 August 2014, they will not be held liable for not having disclosed such commission payments in the past. The German Supreme Court's decision will certainly have an immediate impact also in Austria.  read more...
  • Austria: Rules for voluntary disclosure in criminal tax matters are expected to be tightened

    Austrian tax law enables taxpayers to avoid criminal tax sanctions or penalties in case of fiscal offences by submitting a voluntary disclosure. The taxpayer's exemption from any criminal tax sanctions on account of having submitted a voluntary disclosure is subject to specific preconditions. A draft tax bill on the Amendment of the Austrian Fiscal Criminal Tax Act 2014 (Finanzstrafgesetznovelle 2014) that is currently pending for vote in the Austrian Parliament is set to tighten these requirements significantly. The new rules are expected to enter into force as of 1 October 2014.  read more...
  • AT/EU: New Sanctions Regime against Russia

    The European Union has recently agreed to an additional, higher level of sanctions against Russia. The new packages include (i) severe restrictions on doing business in Crimea or Sevastopol, (ii) a significant expansion of the list of designated persons and entities (see our newsletter of 28 March 2014 ), and most importantly (iii) severe limitations on the ability of Russian state banks to access (capital markets) financing, embargoes on weapons sales (including dual-use goods), as well as prior authorization requirements for the transfer of sophisticated oil drilling technology.  read more...
  • Romania: Law 84/2014 on employee inventions

    In Romania, a new law on employee inventions entered into force on 29 June 2014 (Law 83/2014). This new law abrogates former provisions on employee inventions set forth inter alia by the country's Patent Law (Law 64/1991).  read more...
  • RS: Seconding Austrian nationals to work in Serbia

    It is commonplace for foreign companies active in the Republic of Serbia, including Austrian firms, to second their employees to the country via their affiliates or business partners. In the practical application of such secondments, one must differentiate between secondments in which seconded employees are employed for a fixed term with an employer in Serbia, and those in which employees are not employed by an employer in the country.  read more...
  • Austria: ISO 19600: Compliance Management Systems - Guidelines

    As a young and complex matter, compliance presents numerous challenges for organizations. This is partly due to the lack of global standards, which could provide guidance. As a consequence, organizations are having a hard time recognizing those compliance requirements that are necessary, appropriate and capable of serving as indicators of a functioning Compliance Management System ("CMS"). Therefore, it is highly welcome that the International Organization for Standardization ("ISO") is currently working on a global standard for CMS.  read more...
  • EU: ECJ confirms that purely national promotion of green electricity does not necessarily violate EU

    The ECJ ruled at the start of July 2014 that individual EU Member States are allowed to establish renewable energy support schemes that provide for the awarding of tradable green certificates to producers of green electricity solely with respect to the green electricity produced on the territory of that State. The fact that the national promotion scheme could possibly impede electricity imports from other Member States is justifiable on account of climate change prevention and environmental protection. Thus, no violation of Article 34 TFEU. The ECJ ruling might present a setback for the supporters of a harmonized, EU-wide (common) system of renewables support schemes.  read more...
  • Moldova: Doing business with limited-liability companies made even easier

    On 3 April 2014, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova (Moldova) passed Act No. 53/2014 on amending and supplementing certain legal acts (Act No. 53). Act No. 53 entered into force on 25 April 2014 and inter alia changed the Civil Code and Act No. 135/2007 on limited-liability companies (Act on LLCs). The effected changes have a direct and positive impact on the legal aspects which should be observed while incorporating and operating a business in Moldova.   read more...
  • CZ: Recorded telephone conversations - legal evidence in administrative proceedings

    A decision issued by the Supreme Administrative Court (the "Court") on 31 October 2013 (recently published) considered a telephone conversation between two individuals - the manager of an outdoor equipment producer and a representative of its distributor - as legitimate evidence in administrative proceedings. The decision confirmed the precedent decision of the Regional Court in Brno ("the Regional Court") which upheld the original decision of the Czech Competition Authority (The Office for the Protection of Competition, "CCA").