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Arno Zimmermann

Attorney-at-Law for Corporate Law/M&A and Litigation

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Languages German, English

Field of activity

Arno Zimmermann is an attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A, inheritance law and litigation & arbitration (dispute resolution). He also specialises in directors' liability.

Previous professional experience/training

Arno Zimmermann has been with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz since 2013. He gained his legal and business knowledge at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and received his LLM there in 2011. After his studies he worked at the Vienna office of the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He passed the bar exam in 2015 with distinction.

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Publications

Books:

  • Erbrecht. Richtig vererben, richtig schenken, Fehler vermeiden (Succession Law  – A guide to planning your succession and avoiding mistakes, German publication) (Co- Autor), 2. Auflage (2020). Linde Verlag 
  • Erbrecht 2017: Richtig vererben, Fehler vermeiden (Succession Law 2017 – A guide to planning your succession and avoiding mistakes, German publication) (Co- Autor), 1. Auflage (2016)

Articles in magazines:

  • Schemes of Arrangement als Mittel zur Restrukturierung (Schemes of arrangement as a means of restructuring, German publication), RdW 2011/333: (with L. Röper)
  • Der hartnäckige Gläubiger der GmbH - Die Pfändung von Ansprüchen der GmbH gegen ihren Geschäftsführer, (The ltd company's persistent creditor- The pledging of company's claims against their managing director, German publication), ecolex 2014, 492  (with P. Rizzi)
  • Haftung der Geschäftsleiter: Beweislast, Dokumentationspflichten, Einsichts- und Zurückbehaltungsrechte, (Manager’s liability: burden of proof, obligation to keep records, right to inspection and right to retention, German publication) ecolex 2014, 964 , (with J. Reich-Rohrwig)
  • Reform der GesbR seit 1. 1. 2015 in Kraft (The reform of the corporate civil-law partnership, in effect since 1/1/2015, German publication ), ecolex 2015, 43 (with J. Reich-Rohrwig)
  • Die Reform der GesbR (Teil I) (The reform of the corporate civil-law partnership (Part I), German publication), ecolex 2015, 296 (with J. Reich-Rohrwig)
  • Die Reform der GesbR (Teil II) (The reform of the corporate civil-law partnership (Part II), German publication), ecolex 2015, 476 (with J. Reich-Rohrwig)
  • Strafrechtsänderungsgesetz 2015 setzt die Business Judgment Rule um (Criminal Code Amendment Act of 2015 implements the Business Judgment Rule, German publication), ecolex 2015, 677 (with J. Reich-Rohrwig)
  • Strafrechtsänderungsgesetz 2015 beschlossen (Criminal Code Amendment Act of 2015 enacted, German publication),  ecolex 2015, 657 (with  J. Reich-Rohrwig)
  • EU: Einigung auf die Reform der Aktionärsrechte-Richtlinie (Teil I): Say on Pay und Related Party Transactions (EU: Agreement on the reform of the shareholders’ rights directives (Part I): Say on Pay und Related Party Transactions, German publication), ecolex 2017, 327 (with J. Reich-Rohrwig)
  • EU: Einigung auf die Reform der Aktionärsrechte-Richtlinie (II): Regulierung von Stimmrechtsberatern und Identifikation von Aktionären (EU: Agreement on the reform of the shareholders’ rights directives (Part II): Regulating voting rights advisors and identifying shareholders, German publications), ecolex 2017 (im Erscheinen) (with J. Reich-Rohrwig)

Case Discussions:

  • OGH 17.9.2014, 6 Ob 185/13v, Zulässigkeit einer Einheits-GmbH & Co KG, GesRZ 2015, 52  (Supreme Court decision 17/9/2014, 6 Ob 185/13v, Admissibility of a unified limited company and limited partnership business entity, German publication) (with J. Reich-Rohrwig)
  • OGH 19.3.2015, 6 Ob 200/14a, Einstweilige Verfügung zur Sicherung der Rückübertragung von GmbH-Geschäftsanteilen, GesRZ 2015, 277 (Supreme Court decision 19/3/2015, 6 Ob 200/14a, Interim injunction to secure the reassignment of company shares, German publication)
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Education

  • 2015 - Austrian bar exam with distinction 2015
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21/01/2021
Con­tin­gency plan­ning with prox­ies in Aus­tria
1. Are prox­ies used in con­tin­gency plan­ning? Aus­tri­an civil law provides for the in­stru­ment of a pre­cau­tion­ary proxy (Vor­sorge­voll­macht) as well as pro­vi­sions on (stand­ard) prox­ies.It is note­worthy...
Comparable
03/07/2017
Lit­ig­a­tion Ex­pert Arno Zi­m­mer­mann Is At­tor­ney-at-Law at CMS
Ef­fect­ive im­me­di­ately, Arno Zi­m­mer­mann is an at­tor­ney-at-law in the cor­por­ate lit­ig­a­tion team of the in­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS in Vi­enna. In his prac­tice, he fo­cuses on lit­ig­a­tion, cor­por­ate law as well...
10/11/2016
The Book on Suc­ces­sion Law 2017
The new law of suc­ces­sion will come in­to force on the 1st of Janu­ary. The most im­port­ant changes, and their ef­fect on heirs and test­at­ors, will then need to be taken in­to ac­count. CMS At­tor­ney-At-Law...
17/08/2015
Deals of the week
The law firm CMS Reich-Rohr­wig Hainz provided ex­tens­ive ad­vice to the Aus­tri­an en­ergy com­pany EVN in a cross-bor­der re­struc­tur­ing pro­ject.
07/08/2015
CMS Ad­vises EVN in cross-bor­der re­struc­tur­ing
Vi­enna/Duessel­dorf – A CMS team headed by Jo­hannes Reich-Rohr­wig (Vi­enna) and Dirk Jan­nott (Duessel­dorf) com­pre­hens­ively ad­vised the Aus­tri­an en­ergy group EVN in the course of a cross-bor­der re­struc­tur­ing...
01/06/2015
The re­form of the Ges­bR (cor­por­ate civil-law part­ner­ship) (part 2)
The second part of this art­icle dis­cusses the act re­form­ing the Ges­bR mod­el, which comes in­to force on 1/1/2015. The art­icle deals with the com­pany suc­ces­sion for, li­quid­a­tion of and re­or­gan­isa­tion of...
01/04/2015
The re­form of the Ges­bR (cor­por­ate civil-law part­ner­ship) (part 1)
The re­form of the cor­por­ate civil-law part­ner­ship com­pletely re­writes the 27th prin­cip­al part of the ABGB(Aus­tri­an Civil Law Code).