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By Christian Kern, Clemens Irrgeher
Transposing the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive, the Act Establishing a Register of Beneficial Ownership (WiEReG) enters into force on 15 January 2018.
By Oliver Walther
The revised Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC) became effective on 1 March 2017.
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 Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OEG
In 2017 Germany and Austria implemented an additional merger threshold, catching cases that fall below existing turnover thresholds but the consideration ...
By Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OEG
The Austrian law (Cartel Act Sec 17) seems clear in that a merger needing notifica-tion may only be "implemented" after clearance, i.e. the Official Parties have waived their right to move for a full investigation ...
By Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OEG
After the Austrian Federal Cartel Authority (FCA) had some busy years in doing ear-ly morning calls ("dawn raids") in various industries, including big retailers, parts of the building industry ...
By Günther Billes
As a result of the Deregulation Act of 2017, changes were introduced in various federal laws to relieve companies and increase administrative efficiency. One result of this "deregulation" is a new and easier way...
By Clemens Irrgeher
On 25 January 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) at least resolved the question of jurisdiction.
By Oliver Walther
Apart from that, there will still be other differences in the future.
By Valerie Bauer-Gauss
On 1 January 2018, the Act banning discrimination of women and men on supervisory boards (GFMA-G) entered into force. It is the first act to stipulate a legally binding minimum number of women and of men on supervisory boards in the private sector.
By Katharina A. Zehetner-Siquans (trainee lawyer)
As one of the key changes in the new EU Trade Mark Regulation (EUTMR) and Trade Marks Directive, graphical representation is no longer necessary for filing EU trade marks or national marks.
By Franz Lippe
Two years after the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force, Europe as of 25 May 2018 is faced with a new legal situation.
By Oliver Walther
Protection of older workers from dismissal relaxed.
By Günther Billes
The abolition of contract fees for residential leases was enacted a few days before the parliamentary elections.