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Liability of Managing Directors of a GmbH Reduced by Contributory Negligence of Staff?

If employees make mistakes, to what extent is the managing director liable for the consequences? Under general principles of Austrian law, if the victim (here: the GmbH) of a culpable act also acted negligently, this will proportionally reduce the damages for which the tortfeasor (here: the managing director) can be held liable.  The fall-back rule…

KNOETZL hosts VIS MOOT Cocktail

On the occasion of the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, KNOETZL hosted a cocktail reception in attendance of the founder and president of the VIS Moot Prof. Eric Bergsten. As in the past year, the reception was exceedingly well attended, with countless guests eager to enjoy the exceptional location and,…

KNOETZL hosts advocacy workshop with Cherie Blair

Leading lawyers from civil and common law background shared their insights at the Workshop on Advocacy and Persuasion in International Arbitration co-organized by Omnia Strategy and KNOETZL. The panel featured Cherie Blair (Chair of Omnia Strategy), Florian Haugeneder (KNOETZL), Dietmar W. Prager (Debevoise & Plimpton), Stephan Wilske (Gleiss Lutz), and was moderated by Ema Vidak…

Florian Haugeneder spoke at the Belgrade Arbitration Conference

On 31 March 2017, KNOETZL partner Florian Haugeneder spoke at the Belgrade Arbitration Conference organised by the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law. Florian’s presentation was about the “Assessment of Claims in M&A Arbitrations”. His main proposition was that the quantification of claims in typical M&A arbitrations was often not fully in line with the…

Im Kampf gegen Bestechung und Korruption: Transparency International Austrian Chapter Mitgliederversammlung im Wiener Rathaus mit Präsentation der Präsidentin Bettina Knötzl zur Kronzeugenregelung, dem jüngsten GRECO Bericht, weiteren Aktivitäten des Beirats und einem lauten Aufruf für Mut zur Transparenz an beide Seiten, Auftraggeber wie Auftragnehmer.

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Der historische Wappensaal des Wiener Rathauses bildete am 30. März 2017 den Rahmen für das jährliche Mitgliedertreffen der Nichtregierungsorganisation „Transparency International – Austrian Chapter (TI-AC)“, zu dem die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer von Vorstandsvorsitzender Eva Geiblinger und Paul Jauernig, Leiter der Internen Revision der Magistratsdirektion, begrüßt wurden. Im Zentrum der Beratungen stand der Jahresbericht 2016 des…