Geo-blocking

Online shopping and the use of streaming services are getting more and more popular all over the world. In spite of the virtual, no-limits character of the Internet, e-commerce and...

The double-sided restructuring trust – a viable structure for restructuring financing

In a scenaro where the financing parties collateral package already comprises pledges on shares or other assets (such as real estate or IP rights) of the debtor company, enforcement at...

Champions League instead of World Cup: Why the Siemens – Alstom rail merger was prohibited by law

A European Commission decision of 6 February 2019 caused a big political stir. The European Commission based its prohibition of Siemens’ proposed takeover of Alstom’s rolling stock sector on the EU...

Winners and losers under the new Viennese Building Code

New Building Regulations have been in force in Vienna since this year. They are aimed at making housing more ‘affordable’. As a consequence, the market for affordable living quarters will grow....