GDPR: Decision of the DPA on the erasure of personal data

14 November 2019

The daily business of a company is simply inconceivable without the processing of data and it is difficult to imagine constellations in which a company does not process personal data.

European Competition Developments, Issue 3 (November 2019)

12 November 2019

Competition never sleeps: For an overview of current events in competition policy and enforcement in the EU, check out our third 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 and our associate Raphaela Grünmann.

Current court rulings on energy law

12 November 2019

The German article by Christian F. Schneider provides an overview of  current jurisdictions on Austrian and European electricity and gas law issued since 1.1.2018.

Tenancy Law: The one who commissions the agent has to pay – “Bestellerprinzip” in Austria postponed but not repealed

21 October 2019

To the great relief in the real estate industry, the “Bestellerprinzip” for lease agreements did not yet come before the election, but according to the media, it is far from being off the table.

Taking Videos of Police Operations – An interference with the rights of police officers?

17 October 2019

Our Partner Sonja Dürager, specialised amongst others in IT-law, trademark, copyright, data protection, and unfair competition, wrote an article in German: Taking Videos of Police Operations – An interference with the rights of police officers?

The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide for Merger Control in Austria

9 October 2019

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to merger control laws and regulations that may occur in Austria. It will cover jurisdictional thresholds, the substantive test, process, remedies, penalties, appeals as well as the author’s view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime.

Austrian Supreme Court permits assignment of rescission claims in the event of insolvency

8 October 2019

For the first time the Austrian Supreme Court permitted the assignment of rescission claims and thus opposed the legal opinion of the two lower instances as well as the predominant opinion of the doctrine.

Related Party Transactions – Updates for the Supervisory Board

2 October 2019

Transactions concluded with related companies or persons require the approval of the Supervisory Board above a certain threshold value and publication in accordance with a further threshold value…

Heads up: EBA guidelines on outsourcing enter into force on 30 September 2019

27. September 2019

The Guidelines on Outsourcing (EBA/GL/2019/02) issued by the European Banking Authority (EBA) on 25 February 2019 enter into force on 30 September 2019. In addition to credit institutions – to which the CEBS guidelines on outsourcing previously already applied – investment firms, payment institutions and e-money institutions are also addressed by the guidelines.

Penalties of millions for missing wage documents violate EU law – an ECJ decision

26 September 2019

The ECJ has ruled that high administrative sanctions based on the principle of cumulation can constitute a violation of the freedom to provide services and thus violate EU law.