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Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

WÄCHTERGASSE 1, 1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Bratislava, Budapest, Graz, Linz, Pilsen, Prague and 2 more

Austria

Administrative law and public sector
Administrative law and public sector - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) covers public construction, planning and environmental law, advising on environmental impact assessments and the public law aspects of infrastructure, waste management and raw material extraction projects. Highlights included practice head Hanno Liebmann acting for subsidiaries of the Swiss Implenia Group on the construction of the Semmering tunnel and Markus Nussbaumer assisting construction materials company Asamer with environmental impact assessments relating to the redevelopment and expansion of a quarry and gravel pit.

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) has specialist expertise in real estate and project finance and a niche in crowd investment models but also handles restructuring and regulatory matters. In recent work, team head Immanuel Gerstner assisted IFA Institut fĂŒr Anlageberatung (ifa) with the structuring and implementation of a crowd investment model, and Thomas Ruhm advised CC1 Immobilien on mezzanine and shareholding finance matters. Franz Mittendorfer is another key contact, as is Matthias Steyrer, who joined the team in April 2018 from an in-house role. Fritz Ecker and Lukas Leitner made salary partner in October 2017.

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

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

With offices in Vienna, Linz, Wels and Graz, Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) has a strong regional presence and handles a wide range of transactional and corporate matters with a particular focus on the real estate sector. Immanuel Gerstner, who regularly acts at this intersection, advised Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and CC Real Group on the sale of Nimos Immobilienprojekt, and in other work, Franz Mittendorfer advised the seller on the sale of Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik to ABB Group, and Thomas Ruhm assisted Baumit Beteiligungen with its acquisition of w&p Baustoffe. Gerald Schmidsberger is another key member of the team, which includes Matthias Steyrer, who joined the team in April 2018 from an in-house role.

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 4

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) has strong regional presence in Upper Austria and particular expertise in commercial disputes, while its clients also benefit from the team's experience in China-related disputes. Recently, the team successfully represented a Czech company in VIAC proceedings against a major Chinese state-owned entity pertaining to payment claims. Practice head Markus Fellner acts for SGS Industrial Services in cross-border ICC arbitration proceedings against a Chilean subsidiary of Andritz concerning outstanding payment obligations.

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Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) has a strong regional presence in Upper Austria and frequently acts for clients in various commercial and corporate disputes, including those at the intersection with white-collar crime and antitrust law alongside IP, employment and construction law. Hanno Liebmann is acting for Tobaccoland Handels and JTI Austria in proceedings against the Republic of Austria pertaining to the Tobacco Monopoly Act. Markus Fellner heads the team, which includes 2018 arrival Fabian Hanz; Hanz previously worked independently.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

The 'first-class' team at Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) advises on cartel investigations, merger control, dawn raids and follow-on damages claims, among other matters. 'Pragmatic', 'hands-on' practice head Christina Hummer, who divides her time between Vienna and Brussels, represented employees of Kaefer who were facing criminal sanctions for bid rigging before the General Federal Competition Prosecutor and the Prosecutor for Corruption; this was the first Austrian cartel case where employees subject to criminal prosecution applied for personal leniency. Markus Fellner, who is 'precise in his advice' and 'never loses sight of the practical needs of the client', assisted transport and logistics company Gartner with two merger control filings in Germany and Austria concerning its acquisition of German transport company Gustav Ziegler. Senior partner Wolfgang Lauss is advising the Business Upper Austria agency on whether a government subsidy granted to the client could constitute state aid.

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

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners RechtsanwÀlte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Primarily operating from its Wels office in Upper Austria, but also present in Vienna and Graz, the team at Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners RechtsanwÀlte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) advises debtors and creditors alike on all aspects of insolvency, restructuring (with a particular focus on Chinese companies) and distressed M&A. The team consists of team head Ernst Chalupsky; Gerald Schmidsberger; Alexander Anderle, who routinely acts as an insolvency administrator; Christian Pindeus and Fritz Ecker.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 5

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners RechtsanwÀlte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

With offices in Wels, Lenz and Vienna, Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners RechtsanwĂ€lte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) handles a variety of IP work, from trade marks and patents to transaction-related IP work involving know-how transfers and licensing agreements, while clients also benefit from the team’s expertise in internet-related IP matters. The team, which is led by Maximilian Gumpoldsberger and Michael Pachinger, advised SIA Social Impact Award on the acquisition and administration of the EU trade mark Social Impact Award from Vienna University of Economics and Business, which included the drafting of the trade mark transfer agreements and registration of the transfer.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners RechtsanwÀlte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm)

Based in Upper Austria, the private client team at Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners RechtsanwĂ€lte GmbH (SCWP Schindhelm) is noted for its ‘exceptional know-how’, ‘transparency’ and ‘reliability’. It advises family-owned companies, private foundations and renowned high-net-worth individuals on succession, inheritance and corporate structuring matters, both Austrian and cross-border. In addition, the firm regularly acts on the private client aspects of substantial transactions. Gerald Schmidsberger has ‘exceptional industry knowledge'. Also recommended are Franz Mittendorfer and Birgit Leb.

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Public procurement
Public procurement - ranked: tier 3

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)'s 'highly experienced and reliable' team has a strong presence in Upper Austria and advises public authorities on the full spectrum of public procurement law including tender and review procedures, PPP projects and contentious matters. Team head Hanno Liebmann is advising Asfinag on public procurement matters pertaining to the redevelopment of the Arlberg tunnel. Edwin Scharf made salary partner in October 2017.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

Much of Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)'s work pertains to real estate finance and M&A as well as disputes and development projects with clients praising its 'competence, focused approach and professional conduct in negotiations'. Practice head Immanuel Gerstner advised Soravia Equity on the conclusion of a building rights agreement with Austro Control with regards to the construction of the high-rise project Austro Tower; this instruction included assistance with lease agreements, public procurement and finance issues. Lukas Leitner made salary partner in October 2017.

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Austria

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    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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    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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