On 4 and 5 December 2017 the "Anti-Trust & Competition Compliance in CEE" conference, sponsored by CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati was held in Prague.
On Thursday 30 November 2017, numerous guests from leading Austrian and international companies learned first-hand about shareholder agreements, a subject normally shrouded in secrecy, in the conference rooms of Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati.
CHSH has advised AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft in connection with the successful issue of a hybrid bond with a total volume of EUR 175 million.
CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has expanded its IP, IT and Privacy Team with the addition of attorney Dr. Franziska Paefgen (32).
CHSH held an event entitled "Insolvency prophylaxis and avoiding bankruptcy – does the new EU directive help us?"
On Thursday 9 November 2017, numerous guests from leading Austrian and international companies learned first-hand – in the conference rooms of CHSH – about new ways to restructure companies prophylactically and about the possible effects that the proposed new EU directive will have on prophylactic restructuring and on giving entrepreneurs a "second chance".
RHI and Magnesita merge to form international refractories group RHI Magnesita N.V. with legal assistance from CHSH
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has advised RHI AG in connection with the completion of its acquisition of control of Brazilian Magnesita Refratários S.A. and the accompanying merger of both companies, thus creating RHI Magnesita N.V.
Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati expands its IP and fair trading practice with the addition of attorney Dr. Katharina Majchrzak (35).
CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has appointed two Senior Counsel and three Counsel with effect from 1 October 2017. The partners' meeting appointed Dr. Michaela Siegwart and Mag. Susanne Molitoris, LL.M. as Senior Counsel. Dr. Sarah Wared, LL.M, Mag. Matthias Nödl and MMag. Dr. Michael Mayer are appointed as Counsel.
CHSH partner Hon.-Prof. Dr. Irene Welser appointed to the supervisory board of Bundesbeschaffung GmbH
The Republic of Austria (Federal Ministry of Finance) has appointed CHSH partner Hon.-Prof. Dr. Irene Welser (53) as a member of the supervisory board of Bundesbeschaffung GmbH – the Federal Procurement Agency – for the duration of the current term in office ending in 2020.
The first ever preliminary ruling on a question relating to the Merger Regulation has been issued: in its judgment of 7 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) fully accepts the legal view taken by STRABAG (Austria Asphalt), which was represented by CHSH.
CHSH advises Speedinvest – Austria's largest venture capital fund – in connection with a joint venture
CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati has acted as legal advisor to the Austrian venture capital fund Speedinvest, beginning with the foundation of the joint venture right up to the acquisition by ÖBB-Holding AG of all shares in the joint venture iMobility GmbH ("iMobility").
The Viennese business myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH has successfully concluded Austria's largest ever round of investment in the social business start-up sector.