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By Dieter Hauck
The amendment to the anti-trust law, which entered into force on 1 May 2017, also contains a new consideration test. From now on, it must be taken in account during mergers.
By Oliver Walther
Same as almost every year, January brought numerous changes in employment law. Some of the new rules will apply to all-in contracts, starting on 1 January 2016.
By Rainer Herzig
Standardisation is the instrument of choice to ensure that competing and supplementing products become compatible and interoperable.
By Dieter Hauck, Esther Sowka-Hold
The legal basis for the Cartel Prohibition in Austria is the Cartel Act (Kartellgesetz 2005).
By Gerald Trieb
Effective on 1 January 2014, the Administrative Jurisdiction Act provides a thorough reform of the system of administrative jurisdiction in Austria.
By Dieter Hauck, Esther Sowka-Hold
Two recent Supreme Court decisions have triggered significant debate in the competition field, both in Austria and at a European level.
By Raimund Madl
The enactment of the Federal Procurement Act of 2006 on 1st February 2006 is yet the fourth attempt since 1993 to codify the public procurement provisions. The new Act aims to implement the new EU procurement directives. Since case law of the European Court of Justice made numerous changes necessary, legislators once again decided on a course of total revision. The comments below provide a short overview of some interesting alterations
By Martin Bartlmae
Cash pooling is a method to combine the liquidity of companies within a group in order to distribute such cash centrally as required. It serves to improve liquidity control in a group, and both the group and its constituent companies can derive benefits from the overall cash reconciliation obtained by cash pooling.
By Barbara Kurz
Legal experts and, in part, the courts have recently launched upon an intense discussion of issues involving the private use of email and internet at the workplace. Whether and to what extent it is permissible for employees to privately use these media at their workplace chiefly depends on the regulations governing the respective enterprise (collective agreement, shop agreement, individual agreement, instruction) or, conceivably, on an (accepted) enterprise-specific practice, as no laws have yet
By Rainer Knyrim
Many companies take on data protection with a degree of reluctance that the subject does not merit: just follow the steps set out below and you will identify the chief problems and get your business to measure up to all requirements of the Data Protection Act.
By Florian Gehmacher, Lukas Twardosz
Kaprun, 2000: 155 died in a cableway accident. The public quickly zoomed in on the culprits: the companies that had manufactured and operated the cableway which became a death trap for its passengers. Since evidence for individual guilt on the part of company executives is hard to get in cases like this, calls for a corporate criminal law have emerged once again.
On 1 October 2004 the Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services Act entered into force implementing Directive 2002/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 September 2002 concerning the distance marketing of consumer financial services.
By Rainer Knyrim
In its decision of May 4 2004 (Case 4 Ob 50/04p) the Supreme Court considered whether an ex-employee who processed his former employer's data had violated the Data Protection Act 2000.