Deals und Rankings.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte was ranked by HNW Chambers as the only law firm in Austria on band 1 in the area of Private Wealth Law.
Lawyers from ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte ranked first in Private Clients, third in Tax Law and fourth in Real Estate Law, according to the Trend Lawyers Ranking. Nikolaus Arnold was awarded the top ranking of all Austrian lawyers.
Florian Arnold was voted one of the top real estate lawyers in Austria in the industry voting of Immobilienmagazin.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte has been recognized by JUVE as one of the leading law firms in Austria in the areas of real estate business law, corporate law/M&A, private construction law and tax law.
According to the Trend Lawyer Ranking, Nikolaus Arnold is not only the top performer in the area of private clients and founders, he also occupies a place among the top 3 in tax law. In the overall ranking of all Austrian lawyers, Nikolaus Arnold has also consistently occupied a top position for many years (this year again in second place).
Florian Arnold ranks third in real estate law among Austrian lawyers, according to the Trend Lawyers Ranking.
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield ("URW") has entered into a strategic partnership with Crédit Agricole Assurances ("CAA") in connection with Shopping City Süd ("SCS"), which has been valued at over EUR 1 billion. SCS, with an area of over 200,000 sqm, over 300 stores and 25 million visitors per year, is not only by far the largest shopping center in Austria but also the 8th largest shopping center in Europe. In connection with this transaction, long-term joint venture, asset management and property management contracts were concluded. Credit Agricole Assurances was advised by ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advised Erber IT Service GmbH & Co KG as 49% shareholder on the sale of its shareholding in Erber Aktiengesellschaft to the Dutch chemical group Royal DSM.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners HNW in the area of Private Wealth Law as the only law firm in Austria. Nikolaus Arnold is also ranked in Band 1.
Nikolaus Arnold was awarded Best Lawyer in Austria by Best Lawyers® in the area of Wealth Management and Private Clients Practice.
Nikolaus Arnold was ranked second among all lawyers in the cross-disciplinary ranking of Austrian lawyers ("The Top Lawyers of the Year").
According to the Trend Lawyer Ranking, Nikolaus Arnold is not only the top performer in the area of private clients and foundations, he also occupies a top position in tax law.
Florian Arnold is one of the top lawyers in real estate law, according to the Trend Lawyer Ranking.
Chambers and Partners Europe distinguishes both Florian Arnold as an individual attorney and ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte in the area of Real Estate as one of the top addresses in Austria.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advises SIGNA as owner of the Kika/Leiner Group on the sale of the Kika-CEE portfolio to XXXLutz.
A total of 22 furniture stores in Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary were sold. The transaction included the restructuring of the CEE portfolio of Kika/Leiner and the sale of a total of ten CEE companies to XXXLutz.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte and Nikolaus Arnold are ranked Tier 1 in Private Wealth Law by Chambers and Partners HNW.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte was ranked among the leading law firms in Austria by JUVE in the areas of corporate law/M&A, real estate business law, private construction law and tax law.
Once again this year, Florian Arnold and ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte occupy a top position in the real estate sector in the ranking of Chambers and Partners Europe.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte has been nominated (shortlisted) as Law Firm of the Year Austria (JUVE Awards 2019).
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advised and represented co-owners of the TANN Group on the restructuring and sale of their shares.
The TANN Group is the world market leader in the development, production and distribution of the specialty product tipping paper and employs around 1,100 people worldwide at eight production sites in seven countries.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte was ranked among the leading law firms in Austria by JUVE in the areas of corporate law/M&A and tax law.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte is ranked Tier 1 by Chambers and Partners HNW in Private Wealth Law, the only law firm in Austria. Nikolaus Arnold also occupies a top spot in Tier 1.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advised SIGNA on the acquisition of KIKA/Leiner. The acquisition comprised both the operating trading business with its approximately 6,500 employees and the approximately 100 properties in Austria and CEE.
SIGNA was comprehensively advised by ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte on the legal aspects of this complex transaction, which encompassed a large number of operating companies and real estate.
"We are pleased that this transaction, which is by no means an everyday occurrence, could be successfully implemented in the shortest possible time," said Nikolaus Arnold (ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte). "The interaction of our teams worked perfectly. However, thanks also go to all other advisors involved for the good cooperation."
ARNOLD Attorneys at Law were ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 in Private Client 2018 for the eighth consecutive year.
Nikolaus Arnold was named Leading Lawyer in the Private Client section of Legal 500 for the seventh consecutive year.
Nikolaus Arnold was ranked second among all lawyers in the cross-disciplinary ranking of all Austrian lawyers ("The Top Lawyers of the Year").
According to the Trend Lawyer Ranking, Nikolaus Arnold is not only the top lawyer in tax law, he also ranks first in the area of private clients and foundations.
Florian Arnold is one of the leading lawyers in real estate law according to the Trend lawyer ranking.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte successfully advised the SIGNA Group on the acquisition of a shareholding in S IMMO.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advised on the acquisition of Leiner's flagship store on Mariahilfer Strasse. The transaction was completed within a few days.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advised on the sale of the new headquarters of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce at the new Austria Campus and the acquisition of the commercial building and Palais Festetics. At the new headquarters of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, the previous ten locations will be combined.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte successfully advised the SIGNA Group on one of the largest real estate transactions in Austria.
Specifically, three components of the AUSTRIA CAMPUS project were sold to PGIM Real Estate on behalf of German and Swiss institutional investors.
With a volume of more than EUR 500 million, the sale represents the largest real estate transaction of 2017 so far and one of the largest office real estate transactions ever in Austria, proving Vienna's attractiveness for international investors.
The advice provided by ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte covered the entire project, starting with the purchase, including the structuring under corporate law, the financing of the project, the property law aspects, essential areas of leasing as well as all other related legal services. The sale, which was also handled by ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte on the seller's side, took place within the framework of a forward deal.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte is ranked Tier 1 by Chambers and Partners HNW in the area of Private Wealth Law as the only law firm; Dr. Nikolaus Arnold is also ranked Tier 1 as a lawyer in this area.
The career network Xing has acquired the Viennese start-up Prescreen, one of the fastest growing providers of applicant management systems. ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advised on the restructuring (contribution) preceding the sale and participated in the exit. Legal advisor Prescreen/shareholders on exit: SNP Schlawien Partnerschaft mbB (Munich)/ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte (Vienna).
The Allianz Group has acquired the office complex "The ICON Vienna" within the scope of a forward sale. ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte, who managed the entire project (including leasing, financing, structuring, etc.), also advised and negotiated the entire sale. The transaction is one of the largest real estate transactions in Vienna in recent years (> 88,000 m² GFA).
SIGNA takes over the renowned Viennese property developer BAI Bauträger Austria Immobilien GmbH as well as its own service companies for project development and property management (BAI), brokers (BAReal) and a property management company (Donath).
In total, BAI's portfolio currently includes 18 projects with an investment volume of around EUR 1.7 billion and a project development volume of over 440,000 m².
The team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte provided comprehensive legal advice and representation to SIGNA in this transaction, in particular in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Real Estate and Labor Law.
The subsidiaries of REWE International AG, market leader in food and drugstore retailing, have acquired numerous stores as well as the former Zielpunkt central warehouse from the mass of the insolvent Zielpunkt GmbH. The team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte provided comprehensive legal advice and representation to REWE both during the legal due diligence, the subsequent bidding process as well as during the drafting and execution of the purchase agreements.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte provided comprehensive legal advice to PL.O.T EDV-Planungs- und Handels GmbH on its merger with CPB Software AG. Both owner-managed IT service providers have specialized in complex software solutions, especially for banks and public authorities. The team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte provided legal support to PL.O.T EDV-Planungs- und Handels GmbH and its shareholders during the entire transaction, starting with the LoI, through a due diligence review, to the integration under company law in the context of a capital increase against contribution in kind.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte provided comprehensive legal advice and representation to the Swiss Danzer AG in connection with the internal restructuring of the group. The Danzer Group is a leading company in the fields of production and distribution of wood surfaces, which has 21 sales offices worldwide and employs about 3,000 people. The team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte was responsible for structuring the transaction, drafting the contractual documentation and coordinating the implementation, which involved seven different jurisdictions.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte represented the seller in the transfer of Ploberger Gesellschaft m.b.H. to Haberkorn Holding AG. Ploberger Gesellschaft m.b.H. is a specialist in technical trade in the fields of tools, factory equipment and occupational safety. The integration of Ploberger into the Haberkorn Group creates a strategically favorable positioning for the further development of the company.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte has advised formart GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading real estate developers in Germany, comprehensive legal advice in connection with the sale of the revitalization division of its Austrian subsidiary DURST-BAU. In the course of an asset deal, the part of the business was taken over by a former DURST-BAU manager in the context of a management buy-out (MBO). The team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte was responsible for the transaction structuring as well as the preparation and negotiation of the entire sales documentation.
Arnold Attorneys at Law is named Tax Law Firm of the Year by Corporate LiveWire.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advised the financial investor capiton AG on the acquisition of the Dynea Group in the area of the Austrian subsidiary. BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER Rechtsanwälte was responsible for the representation in Germany as well as the overall structuring. Dynea, a Finnish chemical group, is a leader in the European market for phenolic resins with sites in Erkner, Finland, Great Britain, Poland, France, Romania, Austria and Ukraine. The company specializes in the production of formaldehyde-based adhesives used, for example, in the automotive industry. With over 300 employees, the group generates annual sales of 220 million euros.
Recently, the luxury hotel of the American hotel group Park Hyatt opened in Vienna. The team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte provided legal support for the project on behalf of the SIGNA Group, from the acquisition of the property through the entire development and leasing process to the conclusion of the hotel operating agreement.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte were and are involved in the acquisition and development of the "Golden Quarter", one of the highest quality retail, residential and office complexes in the heart of Vienna. We have handled the purchase of the property as well as all leases (Louis Vuitton, Prada, Miu Miu, Armani, Bottega Veneta, Brioni, Cavalli, Etro, Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Pomellato, Valentino, Brunello, Church, Sergio Rossi, Seven, YSL) as well as the sales of the luxury apartments and the office leases.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte has provided legal assistance to numerous private investors in filing their claims with the Madoff Victim Fund.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte assisted the sellers in the sale of the property "Philips-Haus" in Vienna throughout the entire sales process.
ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte represented the purchaser in the purchase of the Postsparkasse building at Georg-Coch-Platz in the first district from BAWAG P.S.K.. The building, designed by Otto Wagner, is considered a key work of European modernism.
Cato Software Solutions, one of the leading providers of oncology therapy planning, was acquired by the US pharmaceutical group Becton Dickinson. The team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte accompanied the entire transaction for the seller side.
Austria Presse Agentur (APA) has acquired Gentics, a company specialized in content management systems. The team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte advised the sellers in this transaction.
The private equity investor ViewPoint Capital Partners has provided the Viennese company Tricentis Technology & Consulting with several million euros as growth financing. Tricentis was advised by the team of ARNOLD Rechtsanwälte.