Bettina Knoetzl, Katrin Hanschitz, Natascha Tunkel and Kirstin McGoldrick explore the latest developments in litigation in Austria in the Chambers Practice Guide on Litigation, providing a succinct description of the legal framework, including litigation funding, discovery, damages, ADR, as well as the ongoing proposal for the dispute resolution reform, namely the implementation of the Collective redress Directive.
In addition, Knoetzl and Hanschitz describe current trends in the Austrian judicial system, the upcoming challenges faced by litigants, but also lay out the various initiatives (more specifically AI) aimed at improving the system’s efficiency. Austria remains one of the speediest and more efficient civil and commercial litigation systems in Europe, with high clearance rates and low disposition times.
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