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May 3, 2022

Krieg in Zeiten von ESG, Private Enforcement und Strategic Litigation

Was gilt es im Rahmen der ordnungsgemäßen Geschäftsführung zu beachten? Artikel auf englisch Link – Die Presse ESG (Environmental, Social und Governance) beschreibt die Grundprinzipien nachhaltigen Wirtschaftens. Stakeholder haben immer höhere Erwartungen an die ESG-Leistung eines Unternehmens. Während zuletzt aufgrund der Klimakrise das ökologische, nachhaltige Wirtschaften prominentestes der drei ESG-Kriterien war, stellt der Krieg Russlands […]...

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May 2, 2022

ESG, private enforcement and strategic litigation in times of war

What to consider in the context of proper business management? (article also available in German) ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) describes the fundamental principles of sustainable business. Stakeholders have increasingly high expectations of a company’s ESG performance. While recently, due to the climate crisis, ecological sustainable management was the most prominent of the three ESG […]...

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April 28, 2022

How private individuals track Russian assets

If private creditors access oligarchs’ assets to prevent illegal outflows, this could hit debtors even harder than if the authorities take action. But the search is at their own expense. The enforcement of EU sanctions falls within the responsibility of national authorities in each EU member state. But what can be done if public authorities […]...

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April 21, 2022

Secured Finance Transactions: Taking Security, Deal Structures and Emerging Markets

Written for legal practitioners, business professionals and bankers Secured finance transactions are implemented the world over between companies, banks, funds and individuals. They form, and have formed for centuries, an integral part of the world of corporate finance. Yet there are many complexities that need to be considered and understood, including the intricate juxtaposition of laws, […]...

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April 15, 2022

The Product Regulation and Liability Review: Austria

High level overview, key legislation, litigation procedures and more The Product Regulation and Liability Review provides a high-level overview of the product liability frameworks in Austria. It also examines the most consequential recent changes and developments, and looks forward to expected future trends. Topics covered include key legislation; regulatory oversight; causes of action; litigation procedures; […]...

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March 21, 2022

ESG as business critical

Keeping up with investor expectations (and new regulations) Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are no longer just a trend – their importance and impact on companies is growing exponentially on a global level. Reinforced by regulatory trends both in Austria and the EU as a whole, key investors have started to fully embrace ESG […]...

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March 9, 2022

Employment of Ukrainian Citizens

This guide serves as an overview of EU and local legislation in nine EU member states as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia regarding the employment of Ukrainian nationals and other individuals enjoying protection....

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October 15, 2021

Here to stay or a flash in the pan?
SPACs as an alternative to IPOs

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have become one of the most discussed topics in the equity market in recent years. These “blank cheque” companies are essentially a shell company formed by investors to raise money through an initial public offering (IPO) without having yet identified a specific acquisition target. In this article, you will learn: […]...

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October 1, 2021

NPLs in the CEE/SEE region – investment prospects to watch

A look back at the last NPLs sales cycle In the previous cycle of non-performing loans (NPLs) sales after the global financial crisis of 2008, the region of CEE/SEE attracted substantial investor interest and maintained it for several years. Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe gradually gained experience in this regard, ranging from large portfolio tenders […]...

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October 1, 2021

STS Regulation

SECURITISATION ON THE RISE AGAIN Since securitisation products played a significant role in the US subprime mortgage crisis, European securitisation markets have remained restrained. In order to foster the capital markets and securitisation itself, a regulation for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation (STS-Regulation (EU) 2017/2042) has been adopted. The EU framework aims to serve as […]...

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September 15, 2021

Status report on newly implemented FDI regimes

Lessons learned in CEE/SEE September 2021 – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania FDI restrictions in Central and Eastern Europe In the context of the global pandemic which exposed the vulnerabilities of excessive reliance on externalised foreign supply chains, EU Member States (including many in the CEE/SEE region) have accelerated the adoption of local legislation aimed […]...

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September 1, 2021

Re-purposing real estate: adding value to your property

Deep changes in the global real estate market Panta rhei – „Everything flows“. When the Greek philosopher Heraclitus created this famous phrase around 500 B.C., it was certainly not the world of real estate that he had in mind. Nowadays, however, his quote aptly describes the developments that affect this critical investment class, which is […]...

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