BRANDL TALOS advised RIDDLE&CODE on establishment of joint venture with Wien Energie

Press release • Corporate Law & Transactions from Thomas Talos, Stephan Strass

Wien Energie GmbH, one of Austria's largest energy providers, and RIDDLE&CODE, a leading blockchain interface company, have established a joint venture with the objective to accelerate global decarbonisation efforts. Closing of the transaction took place on 9. December 2021. The BRANDL TALOS deal team was led by Thomas Talos and Stephan Strass.

Following several years of successful collaborations, the parties decided to leverage Wien Energie’s expertise in the energy sector and RIDDLE&CODE’s know-how in asset tokenization in the form of a corporate joint venture, RIDDLE&CODE Energy Solutions. Within such framework, RIDDLE&CODE and Wien Energie will contribute financial and technological resources with the aim to provide cutting-edge services and continue shaping the future of the energy market.

» RIDDLE&CODE and Wien Energie have an extensive track record of successful projects and we look forward to working together to accelerate the decarbonisation of the world’s economy. We are very happy that we could again rely on the expertise of Thomas and Stephan, our longstanding advisors from BRANDL TALOS, who extensively supported us on this project. «
Alexander Koppel, CEO of RIDDLE&CODE
» This extremely promising joint venture shows the potential of new technologies such as DLT/Blockchain and asset tokenization in areas that are undergoing global transformation, such as the energy sector. We are excited that we could advise RIDDLE&CODE on this project and look forward to accompanying them on their mission to support renewable and sustainable energy systems also going forward. «
Thomas Talos

RIDDLE&CODE is Europe’s leading company for blockchain interface solutions. The company develops hardware and software stacks that combine the security of smart cards with blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). Together with its tier-one clients and partners, which include Daimler Mobility, BMW, Wien Energie and leading Dutch crypto exchange LiteBit, RIDDLE&CODE brings new business models to the fintech, energy, mobility and materials industries.

More information: – Media contact: Aysenur Yükselal Aji.

The team
Thomas Talos
Partner / Capital Markets, Corporate Law & Transactions, Gaming & Entertainment
Thomas founded the firm in 2000 together with Ernst Brandl. He is co-publisher of the commentary on the EU Merger Act and (co-)author of numerous publications.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 1991, Dr. iur. 1994)
University of Virginia, School of Law (LL.M. 1994)
Stephan Strass
Attorney at Law / Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Institutional and strategic investors and other companies turn to Stephan for assistance on legal issues including acquisitions, financing rounds, joint ventures, and exit transactions. He has co-authored commentaries on the EU Merger Act and the Investment Fund Act, and is the author of many academic publications.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2015)
Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M. 2019)
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