Social insurance: No double burden on intra-group managing directors of limited liability companies

Hiring out personnel of a group company (the leasing company) to other group companies (hirer companies) is usual practice in groups of companies. In the past, this practice also included...

Guidance for transaction value thresholds concerning the filing requirement for proposed mergers

The 2017 Act Amending Antitrust and Competition Law (Kartell- und Wettbewerbsrechtsänderungsgesetz 2017) introduced new regulations concerning the threshold values applying in the field of merger control in the Austrian Cartel...

ATM fees to be borne by the clients

When Euronet entered the Austrian market as an operator of ATMs and charged fees for cash withdrawals, consumer protection associations tried, by suing Austrian banks, to pass the payment of...

Procurement law compliance – take two: Increased “self-cleansing” requirements

Introduction Contracting authorities are faced with new procurement law compliance requirements under the recently adopted 2018 Federal Procurement Act (Bundesvergabegesetz 2018, BVergG 2018). For instance, the authority’s employees must be...