I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship 2019 I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship will show participants the way to successfully commercialize their ideas by guiding them through the processes of protecting their ideas, investigating and pinpointing the market, raising finance, building teams and selling their ideas. It has been specifically designed for the budding entrepreneur or corporate innovator who requires practical know-how in the development of a new business. Brandl & Talos Participant: Sabine Konrad [...]
From year to year, the state legislators have been steadily tightening the regulations for sports betting providers in Europe. In 2019, the European Commission's imminent infringement proceedings against Austria are a prime example of this trend. The betting industry is lagging behind in terms of requirements to counter money-laundering and terrorist financing, in the Commission's opinion, and that's about to change. Written by Raphael Toman & Tanja Schmid.
Since the adoption of the Economic Ownership Register Act ("WiEReg") in 2018, Austrian companies and other legal entities must notify their beneficial owners to the WE-Register. The fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, however, is already entering the next round. On 11 July 2019, the Austrian legislator has introduced a comprehensive package of measures to implement the 5th EU Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2018/843) which also envisages numerous changes to the law (EU Financial Adjustment Act 2019, BGBl I No. 62/2019). Written by Christopher Schrank & Hannes Schlager.
Associate/Rechtsanwaltsanwärter – Corporate Law and M&A (40 hours/week) Career Brandl & Talos is one of the leading commercial law firms in Austria. We specialise in banking and capital markets law, corporate law and white-collar crime law. Our clients are mainly Austrian banks and financial service providers as well as large commercial enterprises and innovative start-ups. To strengthen our team, we are currently looking for an associate (Rechtsanwaltsanwärter) in the field of corporate law and M&A [...]
The Economic and Corruption Prosecutor's Office (WKStA) is currently investigating, among other things, managers who are said to have made major donations to affiliated associations. Many companies now ask themselves whether they could have been punished due to party donations. What you need to pay attention is explained by Christopher Schrank & Gregor Oberschmidleitner in this article.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced yesterday that the airline British Airways will pay a record-breaking nine-figure fine for stolen data. Our data protection experts Scheyda Shafieian and Martin Pichler discuss how this announcement emphasizes the importance of Cyber Security.
Ernst Brandl, Christopher Schrank and Thomas Talos are honoured to have been named as the leading experts in their legal practice areas by Handelsblatt (a German business daily).
Today, the Higher Regional Court of Graz (Oberlandesgericht Graz) passed down a landmark decision in the final instance. Dietmar K., a fruit farmer in Carinthia, was sentenced to four months imprisonment and a 6,000 euro fine. This new case law is a great success, and not only for the Austrian beekeepers, but for the entire population.
BTP Start-up Workshop in Kooperation mit ELSA WU Am 17. Jänner 2019 veranstaltet Brandl & Talos in Kooperation mit ELSA WU einen Workshop zum Thema "Von der Wiege bis zum Exit - der Start-up Workshop bei Brandl & Talos". BTP-Partner MMag. Roman Rericha und BTP-Anwalt Mag. Markus Arzt werden den TeilnehmerInnen in einem Vortrag alles Wissenswerte zum Thema Start-ups vermitteln. Im Anschluss kann das Gelernte sogleich praktisch in einer Gruppenarbeit angewandt werden. Den Abschluss bildet ein Get-Together [...]
VMS Value Management sponsors third special situations-fund with Brandl & Talos Following the successful divestment of the VMS REB II portfolio, VMS has sponsored its third private equity fund focussed on special situations. VMS REB 3 targets portfolio companies in distress or other special situations such as insolvency, turnaround cases, business succession, complex carve-out transactions or other special situations. The target size of the fund is EUR 80m. A team of Brandl & Talos – led by Roman Rericha and [...]