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Austria: Schoenherr advises B&C Group on sale of 15 % stake in Lenzing AG to Suzano and on establishment of long-term shareholder syndicate

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Austria: Schoenherr advises Ascent Group on cross-border acquisition of PARKSIDE Group

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Austria: Schoenherr advises Verdane fund on investment in fintech fiskaly

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to the point: technology & digitalisation | 05/2024

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The state of cybersecurity regulation in the Czech Republic: NIS 2 transposition underway, deadline 17 October 2024

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Austria: Schoenherr advises B&C Group on sale of 15 % stake in Lenzing AG to Suzano and on establishment of long-term shareholder syndicate

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Poland: Schoenherr advises ERGO in EUR 90m refinancing for Vantage Group

Schoenherr, acting as Polish counsel, advised ERGO Vorsorge Lebensversicherung AG and DKV Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG in providing EUR 90m to Vantage Group, part of TAG Immobilien, to refinance its rental housing portfolio in Poland. Ashurst provided counsel on the German law-governed loan agreement. The financing supports over 2,500 existing rental units and 1,200 units under construction, underlining Vantage's high market potential.

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Austria: Schoenherr advises Ascent Group on cross-border acquisition of PARKSIDE Group

Schoenherr advised Ascent Group, a leading provider of digital transformation services and solutions, on signing the share purchase agreement for the acquisition of PARKSIDE Informationstechnologie GmbH, an Austrian company specialising in individual software development, with subsidiaries in Switzerland and Portugal. Closing of the transaction was on 5 June 2024.

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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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Czech Republic: Deadline to apply DORA looms

Along with the NIS2 directive, the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)[1] is an essential piece of European legislation aiming to bolster cybersecurity within the EU. Unlike the NIS2 directive, DORA aims specifically at enhancing the operational resilience of the financial sector, while establishing a comprehensive framework to ensure that all financial entities regulated under DORA can withstand, respond to, and recover from disruptions and threats related to information and communications technology (ICT).

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The state of cybersecurity regulation in the Czech Republic: NIS 2 transposition underway, deadline 17 October 2024

The NIS2 directive[1] is a landmark piece of European cybersecurity legislation, significantly impacting the cybersecurity practices and responsibilities of European businesses and organisations

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To read, or not to read, that is not the question anymore. Changes to the reading obligation in notarial procedures in Hungary

The Hungarian Parliament recently adopted amendments to the notarial procedure, introducing significant changes that affect the reading of documents during notarial acts from 1 January 2025.

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Global Legal Insights - AI, Machine Learning & Big Data 2024

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Die Bedeutung des Umwandlungsstichtags für grenzüberschreitende Umwandlungen nach dem EU-UmgrG

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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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