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26/11/2021
Leg­al term for pay­ments in Aus­tria
1. Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect of pay­ment terms? Yes. The pro­vi­sions of the EU Dir­ect­ive 2011/7/EU on com­bat­ing late pay­ments in com­mer­cial trans­ac­tions have been im­ple­men­ted...
24/11/2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/pod­cast series for all Life Sci­ences & Health­care pro­fes­sion­als – leg­al, com­pli­ance, reg­u­lat­ory
24/11/2021
Hy­dro­gen law and reg­u­la­tion in Aus­tria
1. Cur­rent State of Hy­dro­gen Pro­jects in Aus­tria Aus­tria has am­bi­tious goals when it comes to re­new­able en­ergy sources: by 2030, the coun­try wants to ob­tain its elec­tri­city sup­ply com­pletely from re­new­able...
24/11/2021
The European Com­mis­sion pro­longs the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work un­til...
The European Com­mis­sion has de­cided to pro­long the State aid Tem­por­ary Frame­work un­til 30 June 2022. The amend­ment, aside from the tem­por­al ex­ten­sion, aims to in­crease the thresholds of cer­tain cat­egor­ies...
23/11/2021
The Tech­no­logy M&A Re­view I The Aus­tria Chapter
Second Edi­tion
18/11/2021
Hy­dro­gen in Aus­tria: Wait­ing for a strategy
All over the world, hy­dro­gen is in­creas­ingly seen as one of the key drivers of the en­ergy trans­ition. An in­creas­ing num­ber of coun­tries are for­mu­lat­ing strategies and an­noun­cing in­vest­ment pro­grams to foster the de­vel­op­ment of hy­dro­gen pro­jects, es­pe­cially green ones. In Aus­tria, ini­tial plans of a strategy for the use of hy­dro­gen were an­nounced more than three years ago but little has happened since then – at least polit­ic­ally.
16/11/2021
Aus­tria: What's new in med­ic­al device law?
In Ju­ly 2021, a new Med­ic­al Devices Act (MPG 2021) came in­to force in Aus­tria that sets out new ob­lig­a­tions and re­quire­ments for play­ers in the med­ic­al devices mar­ket. However, it only cov­ers those leg­al...
11/11/2021
CMS State Aid Group
CMS has a ded­ic­ated team of leg­al spe­cial­ists to ad­vise on State aid-re­lated mat­ters. Our State aid spe­cial­ist law­yers take a thor­ough ap­proach to leg­al de­tail and can also stand back and take a wider...
10/11/2021
COV­ID and ViCo: The End?
En­larged Board of Ap­peal de­cision G1/21 Back­ground Fol­low­ing an EPO press re­lease on 16 Ju­ly 2021, the En­larged Board of Ap­peal’s (EBA) de­cision on video­con­fer­en­cing (ViCo) was re­leased last week. We...
05/11/2021
Bi­furc­a­tion in in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion and the scope of the func­tus of­fi­cio...
A re­cent de­cision of the Su­preme Court of West­ern Aus­tralia has set aside an in­ter­im ar­bit­ral award on the basis that the three mem­ber tribunal was func­tus of­fi­cio. The func­tus of­fi­cio doc­trine in ar­bit­ra­tion...
05/11/2021
CJEU provides guid­ance on scope of pro­tec­tion provided by un­re­gistered...
Key Takeaways The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) handed down its judg­ment last week in a case con­cern­ing un­re­gistered Com­munity designs, Fer­rari and cus­tom­isa­tion kits. In sum­mary, the CJEU ruled that:...
04/11/2021
The European Com­mis­sion launches second call for large-scale pro­ject pro­pos­als...
On 26 Oc­to­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion has for the second time ini­ti­ated a call for pro­pos­als of large-scale pro­jects, i.e. those with a cap­it­al cost ex­ceed­ing EUR 7.5 mil­lion, in the con­text of...