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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

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

Supreme Court scrutinises decision awarding costs to losing party

Nikolaus Pitkowitz analyses the Austrian Supreme Court decision of 15 January 2020 holding that an arbitral award in ICC proceedings deviating from the “loser pays” rule does not violate Austrian public policy.

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Employment

Continued remuneration during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused employers to use various methods to support employees and
maintain business performance.

In this article Jakob Widner outlines the routes that employers and employees can take where working is..

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Employment

COVID-19: short-time work scheme

Austria pioneered short-time work schemes. Introduced in 1949 and overhauled in 2008 and 2009 during the financial crisis, the Austrian short-time work scheme has recently been further adapted to the particular needs of the..

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Real Estate & Construction

Covid-19: Measures entitle commercial tenants merely to limited reduction in rent

Does Covid-19 entitle tenants to reduced rents? Real estate expert Martin Foerster examines the effects in his latest article, published in OIZ 4/2020.

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Intellectual Property / IP & IT

General Court Finds That Weak Elements May Have a Dominant Character

Article, dd. 1 April, 2020.

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Intellectual Property / IP & IT

FACK JU GÖHTE Not Contrary to Accepted Principles of Morality

Article, dd 1. April 2020

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Real Estate & Construction

Business closed due to Corona! Do I still have to pay rent?

Real Estate expert Martin Foerster explains the in parts vague legal situation in an interview with Business Magazine Gewinn. 

Article, dd. 31 March, 2020

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Intellectual Property / IP & IT

Court of Justice Rules on What Constitutes Genuine Use of a Collective Trademark

Claudia Csáky recently analysed the decision of the European Court of Justice of December 12, 2019, C-143/19P – Genuine use of an EU collective trade mark.

Please read the article here: INTA Bulletin, dd. 1 March 2020

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Employment

Collective agreements trump Working Time Act

In his most recent article Jacob Widner discusses how collective agreements trump Working Time Act. .. more

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