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Videokonferenzen im Zivilverfahren – Neue Gesetzliche Regelungen

Derzeit sind zivilgerichtliche Verhandlungen nur abzuhalten, wenn dies notwendig ist, um Gefahr für Leib und Leben oder unwiederbringliche Schäden abzuwenden. Grund dafür sind die Maßnahmen, die zur Verhinderung der Verbreitung von COVID-19 die Bewegungsfreiheit und den zwischenmenschlichen Kontakt einschränken. Derzeit ist nicht absehbar, wie lange solche Maßnahmen weiter notwendig sein werden. Trotzdem sollen ab Mai 2020…

Videoconferences in Civil Proceedings – New Regulations

At present, civil court hearings may only be held if it is urgently necessary to avert danger to life and physical integrity, or to prevent irreparable harm. This is a part of the measures restricting freedom of movement and socialcontact in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is not presently known how long such measures will continue to be in place. Nevertheless, oral hearings are scheduled to take…

What Does the COVID-19 Crisis Mean for Victims of Fraud?

With the freedom of movement restricted and the Austrian justice system impaired for this critical phase of the global crisis, concerns about  deadlines, oral hearings, service of court documents, enforcement amongst other things are flaring up. Judith Schacherreiter and Bettina Knoetzl, in her function as the Austrian representative of the ICC-FraudNet, have published a succinct overview…

The Legal 500 Rankings 2020: KNOETZL Celebrates Outstanding Results

Difficult circumstances could not keep the lawyers and staff at KNOETZL from celebrating together, while maintaining social distancing, the latest, outstanding, results-oriented, rankings from The Legal 500. We are humbled and thankful to have been recognized as a Top Tier Law Firm in all Dispute Resolution practice areas of Arbitration and Mediation, Commercial Litigation and…

University of Vienna in the Round of 32 of the First Ever Virtual Vis Moot

For the first time, the oral hearings of the 27th prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot were held virtually.  Despite the difficult circumstances, the Vis Moot team of the University of Vienna (Lukas Brunner, Andreas Cooke, Paul Lorenz Eichmüller, Johanna Göschlberger, Fabian Pollitzer, Lukas Scheidl and Florentin Zajc) advanced to the Round of…

COVID-19: The Latest Health and Safety Tips

We at KNOETZL are deeply sorry for all people affected by the coronavirus, and wish for everyone to stay alert and healthy during these difficult times. To help flatten the curve, we hope to increase awareness through this up to date information about the virus, courtesy of the infectious disease department at Johns Hopkins University:…

Gesund und sicher: Die neuesten Informationen zu COVID-19

Wir bei KNOETZL sind zutiefst betroffen von der aktuellen Pandemie und hoffen, dass so wenig weitere Personen wie möglich infiziert werden. Um die Verbreitung des Virus einzudämmen, möchten wir gern jedem die nachfolgenden Informationen, bereitgestellt von der Abteilung für Infektionskrankheiten der Johns Hopkins University, ans Herz legen: Das Virus ist kein lebender Organismus, sondern ein…