We offer preventive advice to stop accusations that imply you did not obey the rules from even arising. The goal of administrative criminal law is to relieve any allegations raised against you. When fighting for a case, there is one thing we never lose sight of: what decisions should we make, what structures should we change in order to avoid any future dispute with authorities?
See also Business criminal law.
Order of the provincial government of Carinthia dated 16.6.1953, LGBl 18/1953: “Sec. 3 It is forbidden to fish while swimming.“ And this is exactly the case in administrative law; it is an area that is not very clear. In economically relevant areas, from industrial sites law to privacy, from commercial law to wine law or even event law: We create a path for you through the jungle of provisions and fight where necessary – even in front of administrative courts, the Constitutional Court or the Higher Administrative Court where needs be.
See also Administrative criminal law.
Harmonious working relationships are an invaluable asset for any company. Well thought-out contracts (employment and service contracts, managing director contracts, bargaining agreements etc.) are an essential foundation for this.
Substantial professional expertise and years of experience in credit security, appeal, investment refunds and equity compensation law make us competent banking partners as well as experienced consultants for companies in restructuring and banking discussions.
We offer advice on regulation, banking and capital market law issues. The structuring of alternative financing (crowd financing and crowd funding) is of particular interest to us.
You: Funding agency or applicant for a subsidy. Us: We check the admissibility of subsidies for you from the perspective of procurement and competition law, take into account the demarcation between subsidy and procurement and keep a vigilant eye on potential illegal grants.
Entrepreneurs and their employees must take entrepreneurial decisions which can also have penal consequences: of course, “hindsight is twenty-twenty”. From the point of view of business criminal law, it is essential to make sound decisions with discretion and based on sufficient information. The business judgement rule offers a “filter” – if its conditions are met, we can exclude criminal liability. We offer preventive advice to our clients – so that they are never even faced with criminal proceedings. During preliminary proceedings, our goal is to attain termination before charges are even pressed.
See also Administrative criminal law.
Gambling law is a broad area of law: it includes the “classic” games of chance such as live games in casinos or poker, slot machines and online gaming, but also sports betting (even though these are specifically regulated in Austria). The legal issues range from the permissibility of offering games of chance in the various forms to the exercise of the licence and the recovery of stakes in illegal games. New forms of games are constantly raising new questions, for example, whether loot boxes in video games are to be assessed as gambling and what consequences this may have for players and providers. No matter what the questions are: Our gambling experts offer comprehensive advice for gambling providers and consumers.
Are you about to found or restructure a company? We will help you explore the current and future constellations of interest and offer advice on all areas of corporate law. Together with other experts such as management or tax consultants, we will find you the best economic solution – even when managing companies in crisis.
We connect start-up companies with investors.
See also Antitrust law.
A wooden outhouse can be considered a “installation” within the meaning of Sec. 32 Para. 1 of the Austrian Water Law Act, because such an installation is, by definition, intended for the “introduction” of substance in water, and not a merely small one. Supreme Administrative Court 2145/76, 8.6.1978. As you can see, we know our way around industrial sites law. But that is only one area of commercial law. We can assist you in all aspects of industrial sites law. Often, this starts with the registration of your business; we can explore many complex industrial law regulations for you – right up to the provisions for the protection of non-smokers in the catering trade.
We tell you whether and how you are allowed to process data and what legal framework conditions you must meet – such as for example create a procedure directory and impact assessments. This allows us to safeguard the enormous value of properly collected data and prevent you from facing penalties which can amount to up to 20 million Euro or 4% of your worldwide annual sales.
Since we are faced with more and more violations of privacy by electronic means – from internet media to data-collecting drones – data protection law has become the most important lever for protecting privacy. As we have been working in the media sphere for a long time, it was only logical that we also address the topic of privacy in data protection law.
See also Privacy rights, internet
“Ignorance of the law does not release you from responsibility. But knowledge often does.” (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec). Well. Maybe not from the responsibility – but from liabilities and other unwanted side-effects. Many people would like to acquire a dominant position in the market – we can advise you on how to get there, but also fight against the misuse of this position for our clients. And after all, many compliance issues are also a matter of antitrust law.
See also Corporate law, Distribution law.
We offer advice on the structure of financing; we explore every contractual arrangement possibility, in particular in the area of securities, and create suitable bases for cooperation between banks and clients. We check compliance with capital maintenance rules to avoid the risk of having to refund contributions.
Medical Law is diverse and ranges from pharmaceutical law to medical device law to the organisational and professional law of dentists, doctors and pharmacies. Our clients in this field are just as diverse: doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, businesses working in the medical field and even universities rely on our professional expertise.
We provide you with support in matters of professional law, i.e. professional or advertising law for medical occupations, in questions of liability and questions regarding pharmaceutical or pharmacy law. Additionally, we advise and advocate in procurement procedures of public health institutions and on data protection issues. We develop terms and conditions and are happy to assist if you are planning to take over a surgery.
Georg Streit publishes the section “Aktuelles in Kürze” (news in a nutshell) in the Journal for medicine and health (JMG, only available in German) and is the author of specialist articles. Together with his team he offers you sound advice in medical law.
Procurement procedures harbor a lot of legal pitfalls. Those in the IT sector involve even more difficulties for both client and contractor. In addition to legal advice, we also offer a high level of technical expertise in order to provide you with the best possible advice and to carry out legally compliant award procedures quickly and efficiently.
See also Procurement Law.
A car buyer talking about his car: “The steering was so awful, I had to find a route to work with only right-hand turns.” A clear case of warranty claim! And we might even get some compensation for damages.
We work with both on an everyday basis – both in and out of court. Tort law also allows you to assert claims for defects against the seller/contractor after expiry of the deadline for warranty claims.
Are you founding a company? Let us help you!
We were among the first to specialise in start-ups, crowd funding and everything that entails. To best support our customers in this area, we also work together with the start-up investor network primeCROWD.
Even if you don’t think about it at first: telecommunications law is also about cookies and direct advertising. Did you know that you do not always need the recipient’s consent to send advertising by e-mail? In certain cases, it is sufficient to indicate that the e-mail address is being used for this purpose. Or: Do you know for which cookies you need consent and for which you do not?
These telecommunication law issues affect every entrepreneur who sends newsletters or uses analysis services on their website. Since case law in these areas is constantly changing, it is easy to lose track of which service providers you may use under which conditions. We know and are happy to advise you.
You’re facing a vital phase in the life of your company: succession. Are successors in your family business taking over, is your self-managed company going to be taken over by a third party, are you introducing external partners, is your company being reorganised as an associated company and a holding foundation? A company can go many ways – we can help you identify the best route for yours and draft verifiable scenarios.
The right to award public contracts is full of pitfalls for both the client and the contractor. We offer advice on the choice of procedure type and the preparation of tender documents and accompany you during the procedure as well as represent you in review procedures. Does your company want to succeed on the market in the public procurement segment? We offer advice from the preparation of the participation to the tender opening and represent you, should the need arise, before procurement review bodies. In addition to legal advice, we also provide high technical competence in the IT field in order to carry out quick and efficient lawful procurement procedures.
See also Grants and subsidies.
“Some people see exactly the same thing with their right and left eye. And they think this is objectivity.” (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec) We try something else and put ourselves in the shoes of both contracting parties. Because our contracts must last, ours are never “off the peg”. Thanks to our wide wealth of experience, we can find tailor-made solutions for all interests. Our broad spectrum ranges from distribution agreements to general terms and conditions, from cooperation and licence agreements to testaments, from articles of association to real estate agreements. Our contracts have one thing in common: They are “custom-made”, easy to understand – and they last.
Contracts with sales representatives and brokers, franchising, distribution relationships and cross-connections – this all falls under distribution law. And we can offer advice and assistance in such matters.
See also E-commerce.