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Strikes and right to strike

Austria - December 12 2018 It is widely understood that the Austrian concept of 'social partnership' (ie, the system for cooperation between the two sides of industry) has

European Commission proposes directive on preventive restructuring frameworks

European Union - March 16 2018 The European Commission has proposed a directive on preventive restructuring frameworks in order to reduce significant barriers to the free flow of

Lender's liability in case of borrower's insolvency

Austria - November 25 2016 Recent case law from the Supreme Court demonstrates once again that lenders can be held liable by creditors of an insolvent borrower under certain

Exhaustion of trademark rights and burden of proof

Austria - September 3 2018 The Supreme Court recently clarified the circumstances in which the burden of proof regarding the exhaustion of trademark rights shifts from the

Lessor's lien right in case of lessee's insolvency

Austria - November 27 2015 In case of a lessee's insolvency, a lessor's lien right is an excellent opportunity to secure and recover at least a portion of outstanding rental

Strikes and right to strike

Austria - December 12 2018 It is widely understood that the Austrian concept of 'social partnership' (ie, the system for cooperation between the two sides of industry) has

Is Beneficial Ownership Register Act compliance an insolvency administrator's duty?

Austria - October 4 2018 Before the most recent update to the online FAQ section by the responsible authority, the question of whether Beneficial Ownership Register Act

Good Friday and direct discrimination on religious grounds

Austria, European Union - October 3 2018 Under Austrian law, Good Friday is a paid public holiday only for members of four churches. An employee who belonged to none of these churches took

Exhaustion of trademark rights and burden of proof

Austria - September 3 2018 The Supreme Court recently clarified the circumstances in which the burden of proof regarding the exhaustion of trademark rights shifts from the

Demolition crackdown: Vienna protects its buildings

Austria, USA - August 31 2018 The City of Vienna recently announced its intention to reform the Building Code. Some building owners consider it unfair that strict maintenance