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Dr Bernhard Rieder

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Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Corporate Restructurings, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law

Position

Partner Bernhard Rieder is an expert in (international) corporate law and M&A. He has experience in particular in corporate transactions including (cross-border) corporate restructurings, joint ventures, private equity and M & A as well as corporate governance.

Career

Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Bernhard Rieder gained experience at renowned Vienna-based law firms. In 2009, he spent a secondment at Allen & Overy in Frankfurt. He is the author of numerous expert publications on national and international corporate law in Austrian and international publications, including one of the leading textbooks on Austrian corporate law (Vienna 2009, 2nd edition 2011). He also regularly lectures at seminars and conferences in Austria and abroad with regard to corporate and commercial law as well as M&A. Bernhard is a faculty member of the University of Applied Sciences Vienna as well as the Continuing Education Center of the Vienna University of Technology.

Languages

German, English.

Member

Vienna Bar Association, Austrian Association of Lawyers.

Education

University of Vienna (Dr iur 2004 with distinction, Mag iur 2001).


Austria

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

With a focus on cross-border transactions, Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH's 'very reliable' team is particularly active for corporates, investment banks and private equity clients and 'does not shy away from outside-the-box solutions'. Public M&A team head Andreas Mayr¬†advised Chinese conglomerate HNA Group on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in C-Quadrat Investment, and 'very responsive and dedicated' private M&A practice head Martin Brodey¬†and the 'hardworking and efficient' Christian Ritschka¬†acted for Capvis on its acquisition of a majority stake in Amann Girrbach. J√ľrgen Kittel¬†has a strong focus on M&A and private equity,¬†Christoph Brogy√°nyi¬†is the key contact for corporate matters at the intersection with capital markets law, and Bernhard Rieder¬†frequently advises on corporate restructurings and heads the corporate litigation group.

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Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH's contentious work frequently includes white-collar criminal defence issues and is based on three pillars: Florian Kremslehner heads the commercial and corporate litigation team and the overall dispute resolution department, which consists of 'bright and talented' lawyers; the 'pragmatic' Felix Hörlsberger is the main contact for insurance defence litigation; and Bernhard Rieder is the name to note for class actions. In recent work, Hörlsberger acted for Chubb as D&O insurer for the Austrian manufacturer Facc in D&O litigation and Rieder represented real estate company Atrium in a civil action brought by over 700 former shareholders. Stephan Steinhofer is another key member of the team. Thomas Voppichler joined KNOETZL HAUGENEDER NETAL in 2018.

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Legal Developments by:
Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH

  • 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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  • 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:
    - Dorda
  • Consent or pay ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď at least in Austria ‚Äď 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:
    - Dorda
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    - Dorda
  • Austrian "White List"

    Exceptions from the OBLIGATION TO CARRY OUT A data protection impact assessment
    - Dorda
  • Stop! Wait! Move! ‚Äď No longer Stamp Duty for Residential Homes

    On 12 October 2017, right in a last minute attempt to win undecided voters for one of the political parties, the leaving members of parliament enacted a new tax law. While fundamental changes to the Austrian Tenancy Law had been vividly discussed between the socialist and the conservative parties in recent years, the new law on the abolition of stamp duty falls completely short of what could have been achieved.
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  • European Court of Human Rights: Employers have limited rights to monitor employee communications at

    A landmark decision was issued yesterday (Judgement BńÉrbulescu v. Romania), a source of debate in the media , in which the European Court of Human Rights clarified the restrictions on monitoring employees in the workplace.