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Real Estate & Construction

COVID-19 and commercial leases - new court decisions

In his article, Martin Foerster discusses the latest court decisions on rent reductions due to COVID-19. .. more

Intellectual Property / IP & IT

Exemption No Longer Limited to Necessary Use

Claudia Csáky recently analyzed the decision of the Austrian Court of Justice of December 22, 2020 (4 Ob 205/20f) on the subject of exemption to the trade mark proprietor's right to prohibit a third party from using its trademark in the context of required indications of intended purpose. .. more

Real Estate & Construction

COVID-19 and commercial leases – one year on

In his article, Martin Foerster discusses the case law of COVID-19 related rent reductions. .. more

Employment

New legal framework for working from home

In his article Jakob Widner discusses the current draft legislation on the new Home-Office-Law. .. more

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

Can eye rolling constitute a reason to challenge an arbitrator?

Nikolaus Pitkowitz analyzes the Austrian Supreme Court decision (18 ONc 3/20s) discussing whether an arbitrator’s eye rolling during a hearing can justify the challenge of the arbitrator. .. more

Employment

Competitive actions by employees through intermediaries: imputation of liability and restrictive covenants

Under Section 7 Austrian Employment Act, employees cannot, while employed and without their employer's consent, operate a commercial business or conclude commercial transactions in their employer's line of business. .. more

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

Supreme Court specifies reasoning standards for arbitral awards

Nikolaus Pitkowitz analyzes the latest Supreme Court decision (18 OCg 3/16i) on the reasoning standards of arbitral awards. .. more

Data Protection

The term "undertaking-company" of GDPR

In his most recent article Dominik Possert examines how the legal term "undertaking-company" is defined in the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) and how it relates to the Austrian and European legal..

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Employment

Supreme Court rules on compensation for illegal GPS tracking

In his recent article Jakob Widner discusses the decision of the Austrian Supreme Court, which clarifies the rules on compensation for illegal GPS tracking.

ILO-Newsletter, dd. 16 September, 2020

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Employment

Supreme Court rules on formal requirements for dismissal challenge by works council

In his article Jakob Widner discusses the recent decision of the Austrian Supreme Court, which clarifies the formal requirements for a dismissal challenge by works council. .. more

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