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Legal Developments in Austria

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  • Austria: Hyperlinking to online-radio broadcasts

    The relationship between hyperlinking and copyright is much debated. Although recent decisions of the ECJ have shed some light on the question, many questions still remain when hyperlinking to copyrighted content should be considered a copyright infringement. Some of these questions have been addressed by the Austrian Supreme Court in a recent judgment (Decision by the Supreme Court dated 23 February 2016, 4 Ob 249/15v). read more...
  • Personal Data Protection for Serbian Entrepreneurs

    Serbia does not currently have any separate regulations in place in respect of protection of "personal data" pertaining to legal entities. It does regulate the protection of natural persons' data, however, without any particular mention of entrepreneurs. read more...
  • Proposed amendments to the Czech Labour Code - Are they really important?

    The Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (the "MLSA") recently submitted a new proposal for interdepartmental comment, that will modify the current Labour Code [1]. read more...
  • How about a New Arbitration Act in Hungary?

    The Hungarian arbitration Act (Act LXXI of 1994 on arbitration, “the Act”) has barely “turned 22” and the pressure to replace it with new legislation has popped up. Considering the current, rapid reform of effective laws in Hungary – meaning that relatively new legislation which has been in force for only five to ten years has been set aside to introduce new legislation –the push to introduce new law on arbitration law is no surprise. read more...
  • A Bid for Strong Arbitrator

    Discussions of arbitrators’ powers have riveted the international arbitration community. Practitioners increasingly face situations where arbitrators seem cautious and reluctant to rule on procedural issues. read more...
  • Hungary: Update - first gun jumping decision swiftly followed by three more

    This competition newsletter is an update to our previous insight on the first gun jumping decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority ("HCA"), where we set out the background to the Hungarian suspension clause and the calculation of fines in more detail. read more...
  • Insolvency / Restructuring in Montenegro

    Bankruptcy and reorganization are the two primary procedures available for solving a collective action problem in dealing with financially troubled debtors, and both are regulated by the Montenegrin Insolvency Act. read more...
  • Austria: Invitations to hunting trips - the criminal court's next trophy?

    The woodcock mating season has just ended and deer-hunting season has already begun. Are officials allowed to accept an invitation to a hunting trip, or should they be paying the shooting fees and other costs?  read more...
  • First gun jumping decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority

    The Hungarian Competition Authority ("HCA") has imposed a fine of HUF 1 million (approx EUR 3,200) on CEE Holding Group Limited and Olympic International Holdings Limited, for implementing a concentration prior to authorisation by the HCA (cf Vj/145/2015., the decision may be found here ). read more...
  • Turkey: First Personal Data Protection Act in force

    The long-awaited Personal Data Protection Act no. 6698 ( Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu ) (the " DPA " or " Law ") was approved by the Turkish Parliament on 24 March 2016, was published in the Official Gazette on 7 April 2016, and hence came into force.  read more...