act legal Austria supports the restructuring of the public transport in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. In order to comply with the requirements of EU law, it was necessary to give the entire bus traffic of the state capital Klagenfurt am Wörthersee a completely new legal structure. “The exciting challenge was to create an in-house construction that would on the one hand meet the complex requirements of state aid and public procurement law and at the same time form a corporate framework that best supports the city’s future goals, the necessary financial flows and a tax-optimised solution“, says WMWP act legal Austria Partner Dr Martin Wiedenbauer, who headed the legal team.
On the basis of a framework agreement that was concluded with Stadtwerke Klagenfurt Aktiengesellschaft following corresponding resolutions by the bodies of the state capital Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, the entire mobility operation was spun off into a separate KMG Klagenfurt Mobil GmbH. The city then acquired a stake in this company. As of December 2019, KMG will handle the entire scheduled bus service of the state capital Klagenfurt am Wörthersee under the new legal structure and is ideally equipped to master the future challenges of decarbonization while at the same time making local public transport more attractive.