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Poland: Schoenherr advises R-GOL.com on acquisition of a majority stake in SportBM

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Austria: Can I claim that my product is climate neutral?

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Poland: Schoenherr advises R-GOL.com on acquisition of a majority stake in SportBM

Schoenherr advised R-GOL.com, a leading multi-brand distributor of football merchandise in CEE, backed by Innova Capital, on their recent acquisition of a majority stake in SportBM, a Polish developer of software for managing clubs and sports academies.

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Croatia: Schoenherr advises Siemens Energy on joint venture with Končar

Schoenherr advised Siemens Energy regarding a Joint Venture Agreement with Končar d.d. (ZSE, KOEI) for the production of transformer tanks. The new JVCo will be structured with Končar holding 60 % of the shares and Siemens Energy holding 40 %. The joint venture will establish a state-of-the-art transformer tank manufacturing facility at Končar's Sesvetski Kraljevec site, optimising and increasing the production capacities of Končar's transformer tanks business.

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Austria: Schoenherr advises Erste Group on successful issuance of EUR 80m Breiteneder Immobilien Parking bond and exchange offer

Schoenherr advised Erste Group Bank AG in its capacity as dealer manager and exchange agent in the course of Breiteneder Immobilien Parking Konzernfinanzierungs GmbH's invitation to existing holders to exchange their notes issued in 2018 for the recently issued Breiteneder Immobilien Parking 4.875 % Notes 2024-2030.

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Romania: FDI and antitrust regimes receive welcome clarifications under new law

The FDI and antitrust regimes are undergoing some significant changes, primarily aimed at standardising the gun-jumping regime. These changes seek to ensure a more consistent and predictable outcome for all investors, regardless of their nationality.

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17 July 2024

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Austria: Can I claim that my product is climate neutral?

In a recent judgment, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) held that the claim "climate neutral" is ambiguous and often misleading unless the advertisement itself explains its specific meaning. This sets a trend for Austria, where courts have traditionally followed the standards set by the BGH in relation to environmental advertising when assessing such claims under unfair competition law. On an EU level, the restrictions regarding claims about greenhouse gas emissions are becoming even stricter, leaving advertisers with much to consider before making claims such as "climate neutral".

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Czech Class Actions Series – Part II

Czech Class Actions Act already effective: who are the subjects of class actions in the Czech Republic?

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Lexology In-Depth: Renewable Energy Law

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Study on promoting energy system integration through the increased role of renewable electricity, decentralised assets and hydrogen

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Shush, don't tell! Secret design applications in Austria and the EU

Both Austrian national designs as well as Registered Community Designs with EU-wide protection can initially be filed without disclosure (i.e. secret applications). This means that their publication will be deferred. Secret design applications generally make sense if the applicant is interested in keeping a design undisclosed for as long as possible. The precise national and EU-wide regulations are not completely uniform.

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Austria's sustainability-linked bond market: a snapshot

In 2023 we advised a client in connection with the issuance of the first sustainability-linked bond by an Austrian corporation placed among international institutional investors as well as Austrian retail investors. Its main feature is that the coupon for the last year of the term will increase if one or both predefined step-up events linked to the issuer's sustainability targets occur.

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Consumer Credit Directive II: consumer credit legislation for the digital age

A 2020 review of the Consumer Credit Directive (2008/48/EC) ("CCD I") by the European Commission (EC) found that CCD I has been only partially effective in ensuring a high level of consumer protection.

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Trade creditor liability risks in arrangements with distressed companies in Austria

In our practice, we have found that the most common reason for distressed companies to initiate reorganisation measures is a severe liquidity squeeze.

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