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28 January 2019
Dominik Loidl in the ÖJZ: Modernization of the Austrian Civil Code (ABGB) – A Conference Report Regarding Property LawMuch of the wording of the Austrian Civil Code (Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, ABGB) dates back over 200 years. A team led by University Professor Peter Bydlinski has developed a proposal for the modernization, which was presented in the course of a conference in March 2018. Together with Jakub Bojkovsky, Vavrovsky Heine Marth Associate Dominik Loidl reports on the debates regarding property law in the Austrian lawyers journal (Österreichische Juristenzeitung, ÖJZ). [...]
23 January 2019
Philipp Strasser and Jan Philipp Meyer: The Duty to Insure in Times of Uncertainty – Risk Management and D&O Insurance under the Business Judgement RuleIn The In-House Lawyer, issued by the British publishing house Legalease (particularly known for its Legal 500 series), Philipp Strasser and Jan Philipp Meyer examine “The Duty to Insure in Times of Uncertainty – Risk Management and D&O Insurance under the Business Judgement Rule”. In this article, the two authors of the Austrian chapter in the Country Comparative Guide „Insurance and Reinsurance“ look into the standard of care directors and officers owe when it comes to quantifying a business’ risks and, subsequently, to providing for adequate safeguards or mitigation measures against those risks. [...]
10 January 2019
Dieter Heine and Florian Stefan: Chambers Global Practice Guide Litigation 2019 - Law and Practice - AustriaDieter Heine and Florian Stefan authored the chapter "Law and Practice - Austria" in the Global Practice Guide Litigation 2019, published by the internationally renowned legal directory Chambers and Partners. The Global Practice Guides comment on major areas of law in various jurisdictions. Authors are chosen very carefully by Chambers and Partners. They are ranked among the leading specialists in their field.
19 December 2018
Arbitrating Climate Change-Related Disputes: Nikolaus Vavrovsky and Florian Stefan in the new issue of Corporate Disputes MagazineIn the new issue of Corporate Disputes magazine, published by Financier Worldwide, Nikolaus Vavrovsky and Florian Stefan address the topic “Arbitrating Climate Change-Related Disputes“. Growing concerns in the society lead to understand arbitration as a new tool to combat climate change, by suing corporations for damages for the impact of global warming and forcing governments to take action. Likewise, climate change related effects give rise to commercial arbitrations relating to issues entirely unexpected at the time of contract conclusion. [...]
Nikolaus Vavrovsky, partner at Vavrovsky Heine Marth, is an experienced arbitration expert and member of the Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change-Related Disputes of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Florian Stefan, senior associate at Vavrovsky Heine Marth, focuses his practice on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty law.
29 November 2018
Dieter Heine and Nina Stiglitz publish in Getting The Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation 2019 - AustriaVavrovsky Heine Marth parnter Dieter Heine and attorney at law Martina Linden authored the Austrian chapter in the recently published Getting the Deal Through: Complex Commercial Litigation 2019 – available online and as hard copy. Every year, Getting the Deal Through publishes comparisons of over 80 practice areas, in which internationally leading experts share their inside knowledge on their respective areas. [...]
07 November 2018
15 October 2018
Dominik Loidl in Die Presse: Banksy – Destruction Without Legal ConsequencesIn October 2018, the artwork "Girl with Balloon", created by the contemporary artist Banksy, was destroyed by the artist himself after being auctioned. Banksy shredded the piece into "Love is in the Bin". Usually he would be held liable for damages. But in this case, the artist’s actions have rather increased the artwork’s value. In the section Rechtspanorama of the Austrian daily Die Presse Vavrovsky Heine Marth Associate Dominik Loidl analyzes the legal implications. [...]
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