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Firm Profile

Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Firm Profile

Vienna

  • Profile
  • Mariahilfer Straße 116
  • Vienna
  • Vienna
  • Austria
  • A-1070

Firm profile submitted by Brandl & Talos Rechtsanwälte GmbH


Brandl & Talos ranks among the leading Austrian firms in the fields of capital markets, M&A, banking and finance, gaming and entertainment as well as white-collar crime. With its team of lawyers trained at leading US law and business schools and top international law firms, Brandl & Talos has built an outstanding reputation in its areas of expertise. The firm has advised innovative start-ups from their first venture capital financing to successful IPOs, advised in large and complex international M&A transactions and assists leading banks and financial service institutions on a regular basis. Brandl & Talos managed to develop a comprehensive client roster including major internationally listed companies and eight of the ten largest Austrian banks. Numerous international clients have made Brandl & Talos acquire substantial experience and international exposure, which is particularly reflected in the firm’s growing track-record of high value, complex and innovative cross-border transactions.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
■■Advising the founders of the sportsman media holding gmbh on the sale of their entire shares to Sportradar AG
Key Attorney: Thomas Talos
■■Advising Centerbridge Partners in the auction process to acquire Tipico, Germany’s leading retail and online sports betting operator
Key Attorneys: Thomas Talos, Roman Rericha
■■Advising Sportradar AG and its founder and main shareholder as transaction counsel on a strategic investment by Revolution Growth, Mark Cuban and Michael Jordan
Key Attorneys: Roman Rericha, Thomas Talos
■■Brandl & Talos acted as lead counsel in all M&A activities in the former bwin group’s history and recently advised bwin.party on the sale of its entire share capital to GVC Holdings PLC
Key Attorneys: Thomas Talos, Roman Rericha
■■Advised Ring International Holding AG on numerous transactions in the company’s history, including its acquisition of approx. 73% of the shares in Slovenian listed Helios Domžale, d.d., and a series of required financing transactions
Key Attorneys: Roman Rericha, Thomas Talos
Key Clients: Sportradar AG, Ring International Holding AG, the sportsman media holding gmbh
Contact: Thomas Talos
Tel: +43 1 522 5700
Email: talos@ btp.at

Capital Markets:
■■Advising on the corporate law and capital markets law aspects with regard to the delisting process from the Third Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange
Key Attorney: Thomas Talos
■■Analysing the legal refinancing requirements and advising on the implementation of a receivables purchase transaction
Key Attorney: Christopher Schrank
■■Advising on the implementation of an international cash pooling system
Key Attorney: Christopher Schrank
■■Advising international financial service providers on the structuring and placement of complex financial products at the Austrian market and the listing of securities at the Stock Exchange
Key Attorney: Ernst Brandl
■■Representing AutoBank AG on the issuance of a subordinated bond
Key Attorney: Christopher Schrank
■■High-profile defence work regarding alleged violations of provisions of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act
Contact: Christopher Schrank
Tel: +43 1 522 5700
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■■Advising eight of Austria’s ten largest and most important banks and numerous financial service providers on regulatory issues and in proceedings before the Austrian Financial Market Authority
Key Attorney: Ernst Brandl
■■Advising international companies seeking to enter the Austrian market or Austrian providers expanding abroad
Key Attorney: Ernst Brandl
■■Representing international investment funds in licensing procedures before the Austrian Financial Market Authority
Key Attorney: Ernst Brandl
■■Ongoing legal compliance work for Austrian banks, financial services providers and insurance companies concerning anti-money laundering issues, capital requirements and capital retention, consultancy liability and documentation requirements
Key Attorney: Ernst Brandl
■■High profile litigation matters for Austrian banks and corporations in matters concerning allegations of market abuse, liabilities in connection with the sale of closed funds and violation of ad-hoc publicity rules
Key Attorneys: Ernst Brandl, Christian Lenz
■■Legal advice on the implementation of Austria’s first account information service.
Key Attorney: Ernst Brandl
Key Clients: Eight of Austria’s ten largest banks, large Austrian insurance companies, domestic and foreign financial services providers
Contact: Ernst Brandl
Tel: +43 1 522 5700
Email: [email protected]

Gaming & Entertainment:
■■Brandl & Talos has been managing bwin.party’s legal affairs for more than ten years and, following the takeover of the bwin.party group by GVC, continues to advise GVC Holdings PLC in regulatory (litigation) issues. Advice includes, in particular, regulatory litigation in various countries, regulatory advice in GVC’s core markets and in markets where the company intends to pursue business opportunities, advice with license applications, regulatory advice at EU level, M&A (advised on all major deals in bwin.party’s history) and Social Gaming
Key Attorney: Thomas Talos
■■Advice to EGBA (European Gaming and Betting Association) in relation to internal market complaints filed with the EU Commission and state aid cases led before the European General court
Key Attorney: Thomas Talos
■■Thomas Talos and Nicholas Aquilina together with Günter Schmid (former CFO of bwin, now GVC) published a book on ‘Social Gaming in Europe’, discussing relevant economic, legal and regulatory questions regarding the market for social gaming and gambling in Europe
Key Clients: GVC Holdings PLC, EGBA
Contact: Thomas Talos
Tel: +43 1 522 5700
Email: talos@ btp.at

White-Collar Crime:
■■Representing major, middle-sized and specialised banks and issuers in criminal proceedings (Penal Code, Capital Market Act, Banking Act, Stock Corporation Act)
■■Representing directors and officers in relation to suspected breach of trust, insider trading, market abuse and bribery
■■Advising in connection with the internal processing of facts, in particular in case of criminal offences of employees
■■Representation of auditors in proceedings in relation to the drafting of a contribution-in-kind audit report
Contact: Christopher Schrank
Tel: +43 1 522 5700
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
■■In light of the extensive knowledge and reputation our firm has developed in the banking and capital market sectors, clients consider Brandl & Talos the ‘go to’ firm for litigation involving financial institutions and capital market issues
■■Defence in numerous civil proceedings against investors’ claims regarding an alleged breach of the Austrian Securities Supervision Act
Key Attorneys: Ernst Brandl, Christian Lenz
■■Representation of a bank in various mass actions and related criminal proceedings (coordination of 103 civil cases with 1,712 plaintiffs)
Key Attorney: Christian Lenz
■■Representation in various cases regarding consultancy liability claims in connection with closed-end funds
■■Defence of a financial service provider regarding alleged false advice on the acquisition of a foreign currency loan
Key Attorney: Christian Lenz
■■Defence of board members regarding alleged violations of capital markets disclosure rules and market abuse
Key Attorney: Christopher Schrank
Contact: Christian Lenz
Tel: +43 1 522 5700
Email: [email protected]