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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 15 May 2019

Cannabidiol in food and cosmetics

While there are signs of greater liberalisation with respect to hemp use internationally, the Austrian government has resisted this trend. In October

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 20 Mar 2019

Social security system to undergo restructure - but will it achieve cost savings?

The Austrian Social Security system has been characterised by regional and occupational fragmentation and the domination of employee representatives

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria, European Union | 24 Jan 2019

Fig leaf for 'naked' cartel

A recent Cartel Court decision demonstrates how a long-term relationship between Semperit and a group of Thai companies turned into an equally lengthy

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 23 Jan 2019

Amendment to Act on the Medical Profession

The two chambers of the Austrian Parliament recently adopted the government bill on the amendment of the Act on the Medical Profession. The amendment

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 28 Nov 2018

Misleading comparative advertising of drugs

The Supreme Court recently ruled in an interesting case relating to comparative advertising. The court ultimately found that the challenged

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 7 Nov 2018

No liability for in-depth specialist knowledge

The Supreme Court recently provided an extensive description of the principles of medical liability and held, in concrete terms, that the standard of

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 5 Sep 2018

Detox capsules

The Supreme Court recently ruled on the advertising of a product which sits in the grey zone between medicinal products, medical devices and

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 30 Aug 2018

David versus Goliath: FCA submits draft guidelines on good conduct of entrepreneurs

The Federal Cartel Authority (FCA) recently published for consultation Draft Guidelines on the good conduct of entrepreneurs. Generally, neither the

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 27 Jun 2018

Spiritual healing - no (illegal) quackery

The delineation between medical treatment and quackery is not always easy to draw. A recent Supreme Administrative Court decision has brought some

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Preslmayr Attorneys at Law | Austria | 24 May 2018

The devil is in the details: transaction value draft guidelines

In 2017 an additional merger threshold was implemented to catch cases that fall below existing turnover thresholds but where the consideration for the

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