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Today’s WirtschaftsBlatt reported the Ring Holding majority takeover of Slovenian paint producer, Helios. Helios' worth is estimated at 250 million Euros. Specht Böhm Rechtsanwalt GmbH conducted the legal due diligence of the Russian subsidiaries in this transaction.  Ring Holding hopes that the takeover will lead the way to entry into the Russian, Ukrainian, Poland and Serbian markets.  Read more in German ...


This past July, Specht Böhm’s Moscow team secured a major victory for Strabag in Moscow. The Moscow Arbitration Court awarded our client 491 million Rubles (approximately 11.7 million Euros) in a case challenging three insurance companies which had originally only paid our client 60 million Rubles (approximately 1.4 million Euros). The complex court proceedings lasted for almost two years and ...


 Natalya Menshikova, Julia Zaletova and Irina Anishchenko have contributed the Russia chapter to the 2013 edition of Getting The Deal Through – Arbitration. The article gives an overview of the laws and institutions, agreements and proceedings before and after the issuance of awards in Russia. It is reproduced with the permission from Law Business Research Ltd. who first published the ...


SPECHT BÖHM and "Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich" have produced a Russian translation of the Austrian Civil Code. Moscow legal publishers “Statut” ( will publish a hard cover edition of the translation in autumn 2012. In May of this year, SPECHT BÖHM partners Leopold Specht and Natalya Menshikova together with Dr. Ludwig Scharinger, the former Chief Executive and Chairman of the Managing Board ...


SPECHT BÖHM Associate, Florian Heindler, has published an article in the leading Russian journal Competition and Law entitled, “Private Enforcement and Choice of Law in the European Union”. The article focuses on the specific conflict of laws rules concerning  tort claims arising from violations of competition law as set out in EU Regulation No. 864/2007 (“Rome II”). The article was triggered ...


On the 13 December 2011 the meeting of the Austrian Economic Forum took place in the famous Moscow restaurant Petrowitsh. The firm hosted this event where numerous representatives of Austrian corporations got together. The Austrian Economic Forum was founded in September 2008 by Austrians who were active in Russia for years. The Austrian Economic Forum serves Austrian corporations as a platform ...


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By invitation of the Austrian ambassador, Dr. Margot Klestil-Löffler, members of the firm, Dr. Leopold Specht and Florian Heindler, presented key changes to corporate law provisions that will be introduced in an upcoming revision of the Russian Civil Code. The presentation on 26 January 2011 was based on insights gained through the firm's active participation in the Working Group on ...