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STADLER VÖLKEL advises Swapfiets on expansion to Austria

24 May 2021
STADLER VÖLKEL advises Swapfiets on expansion to Austria

Swapfiets is among the top 10 fastest growing companies in Europe by the Financial Times Ranking (FT 1000 — Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2021). The Dutch company which is among the first globally to apply the "bicycle as a service" concept, now also offer its subscription model for bicycles and e-bikes in Austria.

STADLER VÖLKEL advised Swapfiets on all legal aspects in relation to its expansion to Austria, in particular in the fields corporate law, IP/IT, data protection and related topics.

About Swapfiets

Swapfiets was founded in 2014 in the Netherlands and quickly evolved as one of the leading bicycle mobility service providers. Following expansions to Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium, Italy and the UK, Swapfiets now also entered the Austrian market.

Subscribers receive a bicycle from Swapfiets for their own use against payment of a monthly fee. At no additional cost, customers can have their bike repaired by the repair service or exchange it for another one. More information on Swapfiets under


Apart from advising FinTechs and projects in relation to digital assets, STADLER VÖLKEL is further specialized in advising and assisting start-ups with innovative business ideas.

STADLER VÖLKEL regularly advises well-established companies as well as start-ups on the implementation of projects in relation to IP/IT, new business concepts and technologies.

Advisory team

The legal advisory team was led by Jeannette Gorzala, (attorney-at-law, practice group Corporate, Commercial and M&A). Further members of the advisory team are Philipp Ley, Tamino Chochola and Raffaela Reinstaller (the latters: associates).

Tax lead advisors of Swapfiets are Wolfgang Dibiasi and Michael Obernberger

(ARTUS Steuerberatung GmbH & Co KG).

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