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Change of corporate form of the operator of a distribution network - notification

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General information

Changing the corporate form from a general partnership to a limited partnership or vice versa does not affect the concession for the operation of an electricity distribution network. This also holds true for changing a small general partnership into a small limited partnership and vice versa, or a business partnership into a registered general partnership and vice versa.


The business must inform the authorities of the change of corporate form within four weeks of entering the change into the company register (Art. 64 (5) Vienna Electricity Act 2005) (German).


The notification must be made within four weeks of entry of the change of corporate form into the company register.


Office of the Vienna Provincial Government
Construction, Energy, Railway and Aviation Law (MA 64)
Energy Group
1080 Vienna, Lerchenfelder Straße 4
Phone: +43 1 4000-89959
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-89910
E-mail: post@ma64.wien.gv.at

Public hours: Tuesdays 7.30 am to 12.30 pm and Thursdays 7.30 am to 3.30 pm

Authentication and signature

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

Documents required

If a power of authority has been issued: power of authority

Type and format of the evidence to be submitted:
You can find more information about bringing in documents at: Contact the City of Vienna (German)




Online notification: Change of corporate form of the operator of a distribution network (German)

Further information

Legal basis: 2005 Vienna Electricity Act (German)

Means of redress or appeal

The authority’s taking note of the notification does not constitute a formal act. No specific legal remedy is provided for in respect of the authority’s taking note of such notification. However, failure to file a notification may result in administrative penal proceedings the outcome of which will be an official ruling. Such ruling as well as any other rulings issued in relation to the operation of an electricity network can be appealed by filing a complaint.

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a 4 weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it.

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling.

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.

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12. Dezember 2020

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