In a much anticipated judgement in Slovak Republic v. Achmea B.V. (C-284/16), the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) ruled that the arbitration clause contained in the Netherlands-Slovakia BIT (the ‘BIT’) has an adverse effect on the autonomy of EU law. In the following, the CJEU extended the
Following a judgement of the European Court of Justice (C-209/12), the Austrian Supreme Court (“OGH”) decided in 2015 (7 Ob 107/15h) that an insured can cancel a life insurance contract at any time and for an indefinite period, if the insurer did not inform the insured about his statutory right
If the parties have not made an express choice of law, a contract for the sale of goods shall be governed by the law of the country where the seller has his habitual residence pursuant to Article 4 1. (a) of the EU Regulation No 593/2008 on the law applicable
Yes. Several legal provisions provide for a person’s obligation to provide accounting information. For example, if someone has been commissioned to carry out a transaction for another person, that person is obliged under section 1012 of the General Civil Code (ABGB) to render an account to his principal upon request.
Under certain circumstances, a contracting party may be released from its obligation to perform if the performance of the service has become unaffordable and unreasonable in an unforeseeable manner. Generally, fixed-term contractual relationships may be terminated with immediate effect for good cause, such as impossibility of performance, before the expiry
On 25 May 2018, the Regulation (EU) No 2016/679 (hereinafter, the “EU-Regulation”] on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data entered into force in the EU. The EU Regulation is directly applicable in Austria. Additionally, Austria