a. Raiffeisen Bank International Merger with Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich

Schoenherr advised Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International AG on its merger with unlisted Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG, advised by bpv Hugel. As a result, Raiffeisen Landesbanken (the former majority shareholders of RZB) will hold 58.8% of RBI and the rest will be free float.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • RBI (Schoenherr)
  • RZB (bpv Hugel)


b. Liberty Global Sale of UPC Austria to T-Mobile

Wolf Theiss advised Austrian mobile communications company T-Mobile — a fully-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG — on its EUR 1.9 billion acquisition of UPC Austria from Liberty Global plc., represented by Freshfields.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • Seller: Liberty Global (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Buyer: T-Mobile (Wolf Theiss; Nauta Dutilh (on Dutch law))


c. Corporate Restructuring of HEAD Group

Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwalte and Peters, Schonberger & Partner assisted the HEAD Group with restructuring, resulting in the clarification of its divisional structure. In the transaction the law firms incorporated new companies and drafted and negotiated various contribution, merger, and asset purchase agreements and all necessary corresponding corporate documents.

Deal parties (advisors)

  • HEAD Group (Graf Patsch Taucher Rechtsanwalte GmbH; Peters, Schonberger & Partner)
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