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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…

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…

THE ELEVATOR CARTEL AND THE ECJ II: CASTING A WIDER NET OF PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT

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The Elevator Cartel – Recoverability of State-Aid against Cartel Members

How far-reaching is the concept that “any person” who suffered cartel-related damages is entitled to claim compensation? Can public institutions who subsidized market participants also recover their losses from the cartel members? The Austrian Supreme Court asks the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for clarification. ELEVATOR CARTEL Civil liability cases stemming from the so-called elevator cartel…