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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Jank Weiler Operenyi

Much of Jank Weiler Operenyi's work pertains to corporate finance, project finance and restructuring-related matters, while Gabriele Etzl's arrival in November 2017 from Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG strengthened the team's real estate finance capabilities; in banking litigation, the 'energetic' team increased its bench strength by adding counsel Bernhard Köck from Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners in July 2018. The 'knowledgeable' Andreas Jank advised a banking consortium led by Raiffeisen Bank International on Wolford's financial restructuring. The team also provides regulatory advice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

Jank Weiler Operenyi

The 'highly responsive' practice at Jank Weiler Operenyi has widened its scope by adding Gabriele Etzl from Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG and counsel Johannes Lutterotti from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; both joined the team in November 2017. Etzl has a specialism in real estate transactions and Lutterotti handles a wide range of transactional and corporate work. The latter's expertise reflects the team's broad offering, which includes public and private M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and litigation. Alexander Operenyi, who jointly heads the team with the 'very knowledgeable' Maximilian Weiler, is advising the airline operator Air Berlin on the sale of all its indirectly held shares in Niki Luftfahrt to Etihad Investment Holding Company, and assisted Schneider Electric with the acquisition of nxtControl.

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  • 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.
  • fwp helps find a new mega arena location

    fwp helps find a new mega arena location

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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.
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  • 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.
  • Potential Hurdle for Acquisitions in Hungary by Non-EU and Non-EEA Investors

    The Hungarian Ministry of the Interior recently submitted a legislative proposal to the Hungarian Government to amend the Act on Hungarian National Security Services (the " Proposal "). The Proposal suggests an amendment pursuant to which investors from non-EU and non-EEA countries who wish to invest in Hungary would have to obtain prior permission from the minister responsible for national security (the " Minister .
  • EU: High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance delivers early recommendations

    On 13 July 2017, the High-Level Expert Group (" HLEG ") on Sustainable Finance published its interim report (" Interim Report ") setting out concrete steps to create a financial system that supports sustainable investments. This Legal Insight is part of our dedicated newsletter series on the European Capital Markets Union (" CMU "). Background The growing awareness of environmental challenges and sustainability risks as well as the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda and the conclusion of the Paris Climate Agreement by the EU in 2015 call for an EU strategy on sustainable finance. Establishing an EU strategy on sustainable finance is a priority action of the CMU. In December 2016, the HLEG was established to advise on the development of such an EU strategy . The recently published HLEG Interim Report was recently presented in a public hearing on sustainable finance on 18 July 2017. At the same time, the HLEG presented an online questionnaire on the Interim Report aimed at obtaining targeted feedback until 20 September 2017, which would be reflected in the final report of the HLEG scheduled for publication by the end of 2017.