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Public Law

Austria

The regulatory framework is becoming more and more complex and rigorous. We advise on all aspects of public commercial law and guide you through regulatory challenges - in particular cross-border trade law issues, environment and waste management, planning and building regulations and regulatory compliance. Where required we represent you before public authorities and courts, enjoying long standing experience with the Austrian Constitutional Court and the Austrian Administrative Court as well as the European Commission, the General Court and the European Court of Justice.

Despite the implementation of the single market across the EU area, many legal and factual issues need to be resolved prior the initiation of cross border commercial activities. Whether a business activity means a “regulated trade” of even a “sensitive regulated trade”, whether it takes place only sporadic or continuous, one should consider setting up a subsidiary, a branch office or just a representative office – in any case you will benefit from our sector experience and commercial understanding.

We advise and represent on the approval, amendment and conveyance for operational facilities, on environmental or planning-related issues and financial regulatory requirements. CMS has successfully advised regarding a number of industrial plants and infrastructure projects, such as power plants, refineries and airports, complex industrial site clean-ups as well as sensitive environmental transactions.

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27/05/2020
Get fin­an­cial sup­port from the state
CMS sup­ports you with ap­plic­a­tions for fixed cost sub­sidies for your com­pany dur­ing the Corona crisis. Find more in­form­a­tion here.
05 May 2020
Coronavir­us crisis: More flex­ib­il­ity for European struc­tur­al and in­vest­ment...
On 23 April 2020, the European Uni­on ad­op­ted Reg­u­la­tion (EU) N° 2020/558 on spe­cif­ic meas­ures to provide ex­cep­tion­al flex­ib­il­ity in the use of European Struc­tur­al and In­vest­ment Funds in re­sponse to...
01/01/2018
Win­ning to­geth­er
Bro­chure Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
04 May 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...
17/10/216
Flori­an Kromer is at­tor­ney-at-law in pub­lic com­mer­cial law
01 April 2020
Guid­ance for pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures in Aus­tria dur­ing the COV­ID-19...
Spe­cif­ic amend­ments to the leg­al pro­vi­sions re­gard­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment law have not been is­sued yet.1 Nev­er­the­less, the cur­rent situ­ation af­fects pub­lic pro­cure­ment. On­go­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures,...
29/04/2016
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27 March 2020
Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for spon­sors...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
18/02/2016
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Alles Ro­ger?
12 September 2019
UK food and cos­met­ic pro­du­cers to the EU to face new reg­u­la­tions after...
As Brexit draws near­er and with the like­li­hood of an un­reg­u­lated exit still not off the table, EU-27 com­pan­ies im­port­ing or selling food or cos­met­ics from Great Bri­tain face li­ab­il­ity risks if they con­tin­ue...
16/12/2015
Dif­fer­ent De­mand and New Leg­al Frame­work for In­fra­struc­ture PPPs in Aus­tria
15 January 2019
European Court of Justice rules in fa­vour of Italy’s Lotto con­ces­sion mod­el
On 19 Decem­ber 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) con­firmed that Italy’s “sole con­ces­sion­aire mod­el” for man­aging the con­ces­sion for its com­pu­ter­ised na­tion­al lot­tery and re­lated fixed-odds nu­mer...