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The Office for the Protection of Competition recently issued two press releases in which it confirmed one fine and imposed another on non-cooperative competitors, the first for an obstruction during a dawn raid and the second for not replying to a request for information.

New FDI rules come into force in the Czech Republic on 1 May 2021

Since the adoption of the EU foreign direct investment (“FDI”) regulation, the necessity of introducing a screening mechanism at the national level has been gaining momentum amongst Member States. This is particularly true for the CEE region, as most CEE jurisdictions did not have such mechanisms in place.

The Complex Commercial Litigation Law Review – Edition 3: Chapter Austria

Austria has a civil law system; the codification of the main civil law provisions, the Austrian Civil Code (ABGB), includes core concepts of contract law and dates back more than 200 years. The ABGB governs legal relationships between consumers as well as consumers and companies. Similarly, the Austrian Commercial Code (UGB), which regulates business relationships […]

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