COVID-19 Legal Update: Building contracts – Allocation of risk according to Austrian Standard ÖNORM B2110

23 March 2020

Many construction companies have – as a consequence of legal measures to contain COVID‑19 – suspended construction site operations until further notice. As a practical rule, Austrian Standard ÖNORM B 2110 is regularly agreed for construction contracts.

COVID-19 Legal Update: State aid aspects

23 March 2020

In oder to enable the Member States the compensation of the economic impact of the corona crises, the European Commission has adopted a temporary framework which relaxes State aid rules. Our partner Christian F. Schneider gives an overview of the aid oppertunities resulting therefrom.

COVID-19 Legal Update: Shareholder Meetings – Corporate COVID 19 Act entered into force

23 March 2020

The current situation raises many questions in connection with the holding of shareholders’ meetings, in particular whether and under what circumstances meetings may be held.

COVID-19 Legal Update: Changes in Insolvency Law

23 March 2020

With the 2nd COVID-19 Act passed on 20.03.2020, the National Council amended the rather unknown provision of Section 69 (2a) IO to include the phrase “epidemic, pandemic”. This means that even in the event of an epidemic or pandemic, as is currently the case, the period for filing for insolvency proceedings is now 120 days.

COVID-19 Legal Update: Key points for members of corporate bodies – management board, executive board and supervisory board members

20 March 2020

The impact and response to the COVID 19 pandemic is a challenge for members of corporate bodies. Key issues and actions are outlined below.

COVID-19 Legal Update: Effects of COVID-19 – Tax relief

20 March 2020

In the light of COVID 19 developments, various tax measures are intended to provide support in the event of liquidity bottlenecks.  Furthermore, time limits are to be extended.

COVID-19 Legal Update: Ad hoc disclosure obligations of listed companies

20 March 2020

The economic effects of the COVID 19 pandemic caused depressed stock markets. The crisis and its general economic effects (such as the danger of recession) are clearly no inside information.

Office Information

16 March 2020

For legal questions and measures relating to Covid-19/Corona and its economic impact and of course all other topics, do not hesitate to reach out to your contacts at bpv Huegel.

COVID-19 Legal Update: Control of 2019n-CoV by the Epidemic Law 1950

12 March 2020

On 10th and 11th March 2020 the Austrian government announced drastic measures to combat the coronavirus. Our partner Christian F. Schneider explains the main legal bases.

European Competition Developments, Issue 4 (March 2020)

10 March 2020

For an overview of current events in competition policy and enforcement in the EU, check out our fourth issue of European Competition Developments for the latest on current events in competition policy and enforcement in Europe put together by our counsel Kajetan Rozga.