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bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

ARES-TOWER, DONAU-CITY-STRASSE 11, 1220 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Work +43 1 260 50 00
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Fax +43 1 26 05 01 33
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www.bpv-huegel.com
Brussels, Mödling, Vienna

Austria

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

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The 'competent' Christian Schneider, who is noted as 'a specialist in his field', leads the practice at bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH, which advises on energy, telecoms, healthcare, municipal and environmental law, with a particular focus on planning and zoning and waste management. The team's clients include a number of municipal bodies and energy companies; among other matters, Schneider is representing Kelag and Gas Connect Austria in a dispute with the Chamber of Commerce and Federal Workers Chamber regarding the calculation of gas tariffs, and assisting the city of St Pölten with funding guidelines for investments by new enterprises. The team is also advising British American Tobacco on tobacco regulation. Other clients include the Association of Natural Gas Undertakings (Fachverband Gas Wärme) and A1 Telekom Austria.

Leading individuals

Christian Schneider - bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

With a particular focus on ECM, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH regularly advises issuers and underwriters on public offerings of shares and private placements, while also handling delistings. Christoph Nauer advised Immofinanz on its reverse stock split at a ratio of 10:1, combining ten existing shares into a single share. Autobank is also a client. Elke Maria Napokoj heads the team, which works in close co-operation with its corporate group.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Handling the full spectrum of corporate and M&A work, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH benefits from its strong tax practice, which it is able to call upon to advise on matters involving tax structuring and tax reorganisation issues. Christoph Nauer advised Immofinanz on the sale of its approximately 26% stake in CA Immobilien Anlagen to Starwood Capital, and Elke Maria Napokoj assisted International Airlines Group and Vueling Airlines with the intended takeover of Niki Luftfahrt; while the clients' bid was unsuccessful, it led to a follow-on mandate where the team assisted the client with the set-up of Austria-based new airline Level. Thomas Lettau, Florian Gibitz and Stefan Gaug are other key members of the team.

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Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH handles contractual disputes, takeover defence and private enforcement matters but the team, which is led by Florian Neumayr, is also experienced in product liability, construction and competition-related litigation.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH specialises in merger control, antitrust and international cartel defence work. Practice head Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber advised a real estate company on complex capital markets, merger control and antitrust issues stemming from a takeover involving the two other leading Austrian real estate companies, and represented the Austrian Association for the Wood Industry in a third-party intervention in the largest Austrian merger of office furniture companies. Ablasser-Neuhuber and Gerhard Fussenegger, the co-managing partner of the firm's Brussels office, are also advising Axel Springer on all its competition and merger control proceedings in Austria. Antitrust litigation expert Florian Neumayr and Christian Schneider, who specialises in EU law, are also key members of the team. The practice's blue-chip client base also includes A1 Telekom Austria, Raiffeisen Ware Austria and Verbund.

Leading individuals

Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber - bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 3

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s private client practice group focuses on advising high-net-worth individuals on tax matters and corporate succession in the context of private foundations and trusts. Another area of expertise is inheritance law, including the drawing up of wills. Florian Plattner is the main point of contact.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Companies, including several blue-chips and energy sector players, and high-net-worth individuals alike routinely instruct bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH's 'very responsive, experienced and dedicated' team to assist with corporate and transactional tax law matters alongside estate planning, private foundation and contentious matters. The 'hardworking and structured' Kornelia Wittmann, who made partner in July 2018, is a key name for contentious work. Other key individuals include Christoph Nauer and Walter Loukota, who joined the firm in May 2017 from Binder Grösswang, and jointly heads the team with the 'highly efficient' Gerald Schachner, who is 'an outstanding tax lawyer and negotiator with brilliant knowledge and a high level of commitment'.

Next generation lawyers

Walter Loukota - bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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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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    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.
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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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    A landmark decision was issued yesterday (Judgement Bărbulescu 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.