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Last Days of Summer: KNOETZL Weinwandertag

Rain and wind could not dampen our spirit this weekend. Successfully hiking Vienna’s outskirts on a traditional Weinwandertag, our team and their family and friends braved the bad weather to be rewarded with excellent local wine and food. Thank you to everybody who joined us!

Corporate Disputes

In an M&A dispute, can you stop the target’s subsidiaries from taking measures that threaten to dissipate their assets, thus de-evaluating the parent company? This was a question that was very recently put before the Austrian Supreme Court (6 Ob 142/19d). The Facts The underlying dispute arose after a Brazilian investment company contracted to acquire 100%…

The Year in Review 2018 (2019, Volume 53)

The Year in Review 2018 (2019, Volume 53) is out! With more than 22,000 readers in 90 countries, this prestigious annual publication of the International Section of the American Bar Association is the most widely distributed US international law survey in the world.   KNOETZL’s Katrin Hanschitz is one of four contributors for the field of…

The Hidden Rocks in International Cash Pooling Austria – Capital Maintenance

Executive Summary: The Austrian Supreme Court has recently provided guidance on how to structure cash pooling arrangements so that the risk of violation of the strict Austrian capital maintenance rules is minimized. In essence, the decision indicates that if there is sufficient commercial justification; no special default risk that could prove an existential risk to…

5th IBA-VIAC CDRC

The International Bar Association (IBA), the Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC) and the European Law Student’s Association have joined forces to establish an international student competition for mediation – the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC).  This year’s competition has now, again, taken place in Vienna. With the mission to create a platform that connects the…