16 10, 2019

Invalid limitation of the validity period of vouchers against payment

By |2019-10-16T10:55:51+02:00October 16th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Invalid limitation of the validity period of vouchers against payment

Is it possible to set a time limit for vouchers? What should a retailer consider when selling vouchers as Christmas presents? According to Austrian jurisprudence, it is rarely justifiable to impose time limits for purchased vouchers. Arthur Stadler and [...]

11 10, 2019

CJEU clarifies the requirements for the use of cookies

By |2019-10-11T13:03:57+02:00October 11th, 2019|Beitrag|Comments Off on CJEU clarifies the requirements for the use of cookies

New developments for the use of cookies! The CJEU continues with its strict jurisprudence on data protection law, with which the current cookie practice throughout the EU hardly seems compatible. Rather, active consent meeting the high standards of the [...]

9 10, 2019

The French agency Business France promotes the high potential of the Austrian sports market

By |2019-10-09T14:18:28+02:00October 9th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on The French agency Business France promotes the high potential of the Austrian sports market

The Viennese division of Business France* recently published an article (only available in French)[i] advertising the lucrative aspects of the Austrian sports market. The article is a clear call to French actors in the sports industry to develop [...]

8 10, 2019

Blockchain technology and the capital market in Austria

By |2019-10-08T13:31:31+02:00October 8th, 2019|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag, Meldung, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on Blockchain technology and the capital market in Austria

Blockchain technology, and the digital assets it enables, is transforming capital markets worldwide. In the United States, Bakkt launched the first regulated futures product that is physically settled in bitcoin. In the German-speaking world, Vontobel recently issued [...]

30 09, 2019

From certificated to non-certificated securities – digitalisation of securities trading

By |2019-09-30T17:14:26+02:00September 30th, 2019|Beitrag, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel, Vortrag, Vortrag von Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on From certificated to non-certificated securities – digitalisation of securities trading

As part of the 'FinTech Week 2019' we cordially invite you to a joint breakfast on 19.11.2019 from 08:00 to 11:00 in the Reitersaal of the Österreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB). Our topic is: 'From certificated to non-certificated securities – digitalisation [...]

26 09, 2019

Blockchain: The Next Internet

By |2019-09-26T17:22:39+02:00September 26th, 2019|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag, Meldung betreffend Oliver Völkel, Talk by Oliver Völkel, Vortrag, Vortrag von Oliver Völkel|Comments Off on Blockchain: The Next Internet

On 28 October 2019 an event of the 'Austrian Research Promotion Agency' (FFG) on the topic 'Blockchain: The Next Internet' will take place. Dr. Oliver Völkel, LL.M. will take part in the discussion panel. Oliver will share the stage [...]

17 09, 2019

Direct advertising and GDPR

By |2019-09-17T14:18:05+02:00September 17th, 2019|Beitrag, Beitrag von Arthur Stadler|Comments Off on Direct advertising and GDPR

The Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt recently ruled on questions of legally compliant consent to direct advertising in the light of the GDPR. Among other things, the voluntary nature of the consent was discussed and it was decided that [...]

16 09, 2019

New requirements for IT security in banks

By |2019-09-16T12:08:13+02:00September 16th, 2019|Article by Oliver Völkel, Beitrag|Comments Off on New requirements for IT security in banks

The European banking regulator has issued new regulations which also concern the outsourcing of IT to third party providers. IT systems are playing an increasingly important role in all areas of life. Also in banks there is hardly anything [...]

28 08, 2019

Non-profit status of associations in eSports

By |2019-08-28T17:00:11+02:00August 28th, 2019|Beitrag, Meldung|Comments Off on Non-profit status of associations in eSports

The legal questions that arise in the field of eSports are diverse and have not all been answered yet. For example, eSports is (still) a new territory in the area of duties and taxes. Urim Bajrami discusses the non-profit [...]

13 08, 2019

Lootboxes: Are video games becoming dangerously similar to games of chance?

By |2019-08-14T09:58:56+02:00August 13th, 2019|Beitrag, Meldung|Comments Off on Lootboxes: Are video games becoming dangerously similar to games of chance?

Urim Bajrami and Lukas Pachschwöll describe in their article "Lootboxen: Werden Videospiele Glücksspielen gefährlich ähnlich?" (Lootboxes: Are video games becoming dangerously similar to games of chance?) in the legal magazine "Zeitschrift für Energie- und Technologierecht (ZTR)" the legal issue [...]