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24
Okt

On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Specht & Partner will participate in the JUS Success16 to take place at Juridicum at the University of Vienna Law School. We are particularly pleased to welcome special guests of our firm who will be available to chat with students in our lounge: BRIGITTE EDERER, ÖBB Supervisory Board HEINZ SOMMERBAUER, CEO Austro-Control ...

06
Jun

We're moving! As of Monday, June 13, 2016 the Vienna office of Specht & Partner will be operating from a new location: Specht & Partner Rechtsanwalt GmbH Rooseveltplatz 4-5 / 8 1090 Vienna AUSTRIA (fax, tel and email addresses will remain the same). The new offices are walking distance from our former location right next to the Votive Church. We can still easily be reached with ...

06
Okt

SPECHT BÖHM partners Erhard Böhm and Ingo Braun spoke on the specific problems of disclosure and document production in international credit insurance related arbitrations at the Credit Insurance Working Party during the 2014 World Congress of the Association Internationale du Droit des Assurances (AIDA), held in Rome from 29 September to 2 October 2014. The possible disclosure by a credit-insured in ...

02
Sep

A recent study conducted by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market has estimated that intellectual property rights (IPR) related sectors account for around 39% of EU GDP (around 4.7 trillion EUR annually) and up to 35% of all jobs. Patent applications, registered EU trademarks and trademark applications have doubled since 2003, which suggests that the legal and administrative framework ...

11
Aug

EU sanctions against Russia The Council of European Union regulation on new sanctions against Russia entered into force on 1 August 2014. Sanctions will be valid for a year with the possibility of revision after three months since the moment of entering into force. "Actions by natural or legal persons, entities or bodies shall not give rise to liability of any ...

15
Jul

Specht Böhm Vienna attorneys, Erhard Böhm and Paul Proksch, have contributed to the 2014 edition of Getting The Deal Through – Dispute Resolution. The article gives an overview of the civil court system, civil proceedings and arbitration in Austria. It is reproduced with the permission from Law Business Research Ltd. who first published the article online (contributing editor: Simon Bushell, ...

14
Jul

In the beginning of July, Specht Böhm Vienna participated in a two day forum in Vienna and Graz on legal issues surrounding Russian exports entitled, "Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen bei Russland-Exporten." Over a hundred participants attended the forum organized by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. Specht Böhm attorney, Leon Kopecky, discussed drafting contracts for Russian ...

02
Jul

Last week the Austrian Ministry of Finance announced which companies would be awarded three new casino concessions for Vienna and Lower Austria. Amongst the victors is a Swiss-German investment consortium that Specht Böhm has been advising in their efforts to break into the Vienna market. For almost five decades, concessions had solely been allocated in non-public tender procedures. A judgment of ...

02
Jul

The Consumer Rights Directive brings significant changes to the European Union’s online selling and purchasing landscape and standardises national legislation across EU Member States. It aims to simplify consumer rights and make them more transparent for consumers of goods and services. The new EU Consumer Rights Directive – which came into effect for all EU Member States on 13th June 2014 ...

26
Jun

Specht Böhm is once again taking in active role in the International Congress of Comparative Law in Vienna from 20 July until 27 July 2014. Over 400 Congress participants are expected at the event which will cover a wide range of topics including legal history and ethnology, legal theory, comparative law and unification law, legal education, civil law, private and public international ...