Austria

The German-speaking country, officially known as the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked European country with nearly 8.8 million residents. Lying within the Alps, the country is extremely mountainous, and only 32% of the country is below 500 meters. German and Bavarian dialects of German are the country’s national language.

Austria is comprised of nine states, and is a parliamentary representative democracy. Vienna has a population of 1.8 million, making it the capital and the largest city in the country. In terms of GDP, the country consistently ranks atop the list as one of the richest countries in the world. Austria is a member of the European Union, United Nations, and one of the founders of the OECD.

The Parliament is located in Vienna, and the Federal Constitution of 1920 began the federal, representative democratic republic as Austria is known as today. The Federal President is the head of the state, and the Federal Chancellor is the chairman of the federal government.

When Austria joined the European Union in 1995, EU Law was merged with Austrian constitutional law as the highest law in the land.  The Austrian court system has two main jurisdictions: tribunals and courts that deal with public law, and courts of ordinary jurisdiction that handle matters like competition law, criminal law and other private laws. The Austrian Supreme Court is one of three judicial bodies charged with final appellate jurisdiction in the Republic of Austria.

Austria is consistently ranked atop the list of countries with the richest economies based on GDP. The highly industrialized market, and tourism, are the leading contributors to the country’s prominent economic success. Since joining the EU, Austria has also lessened its trade reliance on Germany, and reduced economic dependence on the country as well. Foreign investors have also increased greatly since Austria became a member of the EU, increasing the country’s GDP as well.

News relating to the country’s relations with the EU, Germany, and other member states, international relations with the United States, financial sector news, international trade, foreign relations, data protection and consumer privacy, and litigation, are among the many news stories covered by the National Law Review. The site provides detailed stories which directly affect the country, its citizens, and foreign relations throughout Europe and the US.

Date Title Organization
27
Nov
Court Declares Austrian Airlines Liable for Greenwashing Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
21
Sep
Austrian Academy of Sciences Publishes NanoTrust Dossier on the Regulation and Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics in the EU Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
29
Sep
European Commission Greenlights Second Important Project of Common European Interest in The Hydrogen Value Chain K&L Gates
3
Sep
NY Museums Required to Label the Last Prisoners of World War II Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
18
Jul
Commission Approves State Aid For IPCEI In Hydrogen K&L Gates
15
Jul
Austrian Academy of Sciences Publishes NanoTrust Dossier on Advanced Materials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
23
May
University Of Groningen And University Of Graz Scientists Create A Molecular Motor From Lignocellulose Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
2
Mar
Developments Shaping European Ip Law After a Multiyear Saga, UPC Nears Fruition McDermott Will & Emery
27
Jan
European UPC All Set for Set Up as Protocol Enters into Force McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jan
Austrian DPA Finds Data Transfers Resulting from Analytics Cookie Use to Be in Violation of GDPR Data Transfer Requirements Hunton Andrews Kurth
19
Jan
Provisional Application of UPC Agreement Goes Into Effect Finnegan
9
Dec
European UPC Almost Ready to Launch as Austrian Parliament Approves Ratification McDermott Will & Emery
25
Oct
Transatlantic Trade | US and Europe – Week of October 18, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
Sep
Investing in European Healthcare: What’s on the Horizon for 2022? McDermott Will & Emery
5
Apr
USTR Proposes Retaliatory Tariffs on Digital Services Taxes: Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom Greenberg Traurig, LLP
25
Feb
China National IP Administration (CNIPA) Extends Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program with Austria and Germany Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
15
Jul
U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Schengen Area Expand the National Interest Exemption Beginning on July 15 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
6
Jul
The European Union Reopens its Borders, but Bars Travelers from the United States Foley & Lardner LLP
12
Jun
Brussels Rail Transport Brief: May 2020 K&L Gates
3
Jun
Does Digital Service Tax Matter To You? New Section 301 Investigation – Comment Period Now Open Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
26
Nov
The Rise Of Digital Services Taxes McDermott Will & Emery
15
Oct
Europe’s Bridge Too Far Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
12
Jul
Austrian Academy of Sciences Publishes NanoTrust Dossier on Nano Registries Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
13
Jun
Austrian Academy of Sciences Publishes NanoTrust Dossier on the Safe-By-Design Concept Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
28
May
McDonald’s in Austria to Assist Americans Abroad Greenberg Traurig, LLP
28
May
An Increasingly Hairy Situation: Discriminatory Employment Decisions Based on Hairstyles Proskauer Rose LLP
5
Sep
New Antidumping Petition on Strontium Chromate from Austria and France Faegre Drinker
1
Sep
12th International Nano-Authorities Dialogue Held in Germany in June Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
30
Aug
Austrian Academy of Sciences Publishes English Version of Dossier on Nanotechnological Applications for Food Contact Materials Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
28
Aug
What is GDPR and Why You Should Care Stark & Stark
16
Jul
Post GDPR Rise in Data-Related Complaints and Data Breach Notifications Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
May
German-Austrian Draft Guidance on Transaction Value Thresholds for Pre-Merger Notification Covington & Burling LLP
21
Mar
Austria: Greater Harmonisation of Laws on Office Workers and Manual Workers Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
16
Feb
Blockchain Energizer -Volume 22 K&L Gates
30
Jan
CJEU Rejects Consumer Privacy Class Action Covington & Burling LLP
30
May
The Countdown Begins for GDPR Compliance for EU Human Resources Data Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
18
Mar
Update: Peculiarities of the Merger Filing Requirements in Germany and Austria McDermott Will & Emery
26
Jan
Hypo Group Alpe Adria AG’s Bondholders Resist Cramdown in Austria Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Oct
German Creditors Challenge Failure of Austrian Hypo Alpe- Adria- Bank Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
4
Sep
Update on HETA Asset Resolution AG re: Failed Austrian Bank Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
20
Oct
Norwegian Embassy in Malawi Issues Visas for 12 Countries Greenberg Traurig, LLP
18
Sep
French Supreme Administrative Court Rules on the Procedure for Returning Artworks Looted by the Nazis McDermott Will & Emery
4
Jun
Availability of Biosimilar Pathways and Data/Marketing Exclusivity Globally Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
 

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