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Medien im Gerichtssaal – Pranger oder Chance?

Plädoyer für eine enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen Anwalt, Mandant und Litigation-PR-Experten Von Bettina Knoetzl

Plädoyer für eine enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen Anwalt, Mandant und Litigation-PR-Experten Von Bettina Knoetzl Beitrag als PDf (Download) Verkehrte Unschuldsvermutung Facebook, Volkswagen, Novartis, Donald Trump und eine nennenswerte Anzahl prominenter lokaler (Ex-)Politiker haben mehr gemeinsam, als ihnen lieb sein mag: Sie alle sehen sich einer blitzartig auf den Plan gerufenen medialen (Vor-)Verurteilung ausgesetzt, die die gesetzlich…

How to report fraudulent behavior in your company? Transparency International has answers

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The Austrian Chapter of Transparency International offers 10 Best Practices for Whistleblowers in Austria

KNOETZL partner, Bettina Knoetzl, President of Transparency International, Austrian Chapter, the local division of Transparency International, suggests checking out the organization’s new guidelines for whistleblowers. As stated in the introduction of the guide, fighting corruption often requires courageous individuals – so called “whistleblowers” – to step forward to report fraud and thereby largely contribute to…

KNOETZL’s Antitrust Team Discusses Rise in Lawsuits with Austrian Magazine, Trend

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Dispute resolution experts Katrin Hanschitz, Thomas Voppichler, Bettina Knoetzl, Florian Haugeneder and Patrizia Netal talk to Trend’s Thomas Martinek

In a recent interview with Trend’s Thomas Martinek KNOETZL’s dispute resolution experts, Katrin Hanschitz (Partner), Thomas Voppichler (Counsel), Bettina Knoetzl (Partner), Florian Haugeneder (Partner) and Patrizia Netal (Partner) discussed the surge of lawsuits in Austria related to antitrust (competition law) violations. Bettina Knoetzl highlights that this surge is due to sustained efforts of the European…

Austrian Supreme Court Overturns Exclusion of Suspects from Meetings Between Prosecutor and Expert Witness

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OGH widens suspects’ access to expert witnesses

In a recently published decision, the Austrian Supreme Court (“OGH”) clarified and strengthened the rights of suspects in criminal proceedings. It overturned the lower courts’ decisions denying suspects the right to be present at a meeting between the expert witness appointed by the court and the prosecutor. Legal Background on the Right to Have Expert…

CAN A SHAREHOLDER STOP THE MANAGEMENT FROM SELLING THE COMPANY’S ASSETS?

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Can the shareholder be stopped if he succeeds in obtaining a majority vote?

When disputes between shareholders escalate, one of the shareholders may be tempted to transfer the business to a new entity. Can the shareholder be stopped if he succeeds in obtaining a majority vote? THE FACTS: In a recent Austrian case, shareholder A (47.5%), sold the assets of a company with limited liability (GmbH) shortly after…