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April 10, 2021

Ein großer Wurf?

Die neue Restrukturierungsordnung in Österreich Am 22.2.2021 wurde der Ministerialentwurf zum Restrukturierungs- und InsolvenzRichtlinie-Umsetzungsgesetz (RIRL-UG) veröffentlicht. Das Gesetz ist die mit Spannung erwartete Umsetzung der Restrukturierungs-RL. Neben der Einführung einer neuen Restrukturierungsordnung (RO) soll u.a. die Insolvenzordnung (IO) angepasst werden. Die Begutachtungsfrist endete am 6.4.2021; mit dem In-Kraft-Treten ist im dritten Quartal 2021 zu rechnen. […]...

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April 8, 2021

Change & Recovery: FDI restrictions in CEE/SEE

Developments in the Covid-19 era In the context of the global pandemic in 2020, which exposed the vulnerabilities with 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 at restricting foreign direct investment (“FDI”) into certain critical infrastructure1 and critical […]...

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April 8, 2021

Change & Recovery: Adding value to property – changing the use of real estate

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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April 8, 2021

Change & Recovery: Raising capital in a changing world

Opportunities not to be missed Failing to see the wood for the trees in 2021 and therefore missing investment opportunities due to fear of the unknown may prove costly for investors and entrepreneurs. Economic forecasts are now negatively (and possibly inaccurately) skewed downwards by the uncertain nature of the pandemic and the current surge of […]...

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April 8, 2021

Change & Recovery Resilience and opportunity in Central & Eastern Europe

CEE continues to rise despite pandemic Growth arc long predates Covid-19 and will continue past it Last year was a training course in adaption and agility, and there were many lessons learned in CEE and across the world. It. However, businesses and investors in CEE can continue to look forward to numerous opportunities in the […]...

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April 8, 2021

Change & Recovery: Is your business going global without you realising it?

Employee mobility rising due to remote work Beyond simply working from home, employees are now crossing borders while working remotely. As a result, companies face new opportunities and challenges. Now that verifying employees’ whereabouts is often difficult in practice, tax and compliance risks could be lurking. Origins: the concept of a global workforce In the […]...

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January 19, 2021

TMT M&A in CEE soars in 2020 and this year could be even better

Despite the pandemic, and, in some cases, because of it, M&A in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector has flourished. According to our survey, it will continue to do so Few sectors were spared amid the mass disruption to public life caused by the pandemic in 2020 – with the notable exception of the […]...

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July 15, 2020

Improved technology and lower costs: how CEE/SEE will meet the EU’s ambitious new climate goals through renewables

As Europe reacts to the impact of the Global COVID-19 pandemic on its populations and budgets, it must not lose sight of the need to proactively implement the recently adopted European Green Deal – not despite the pandemic, but because of it. With Europe reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 and the news cycles dominated […]...

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July 15, 2020

One man’s trash: the story behind the success of Belgrade’s waste-to-energy project

Thirty to forty professionals made polite introductions on the 5th floor of a Belgrade office building and took seats around the large marbled room to follow the PowerPoint presentation. This was the start of the first competitive dialogue meeting for the “PPP Project for the City of Belgrade for the Provision of Services of Treatment […]...

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July 15, 2020

European Islands as drivers of sustainable development in clean energy

Europe’s islands face significant challenges, such as inadequate transport links with the mainland, scarcity of resources, fragile economic activity limited by size and seasonality, unemployment and emigration as the younger population leaves in search of job security. The European Islands Facility – NESOI aims to fund 60 successful energy transition projects which have the greatest […]...

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July 15, 2020

What role can Competition Law play in tackling climate change?

Competition law has long been regarded as an obstacle to achieving environmental goals through cooperation between businesses, since competition enforcers have historically taken account of environmental objectives only under narrow circumstances. In the face of the climate crisis, this is about to change: the European Commission and many national competition authorities are currently rethinking their […]...

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