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Austria: New Private Limited Company (PLC) - A legal initiative provides for lower costs of foundation an thus an even more attractive Private Limited Company
The number of new Private Limited Companies (PLCs) has been decreasing in Austria over the last few years (from 12.9% in 2006 to 9.1% in 2011). A brand new legal draft thus now provides for an...read article
The European Trade Mark System
Intellectual property protection is essential for both big and small businesses. Trade marks are often the most important assets of companies. A trade mark can be a word, a logo or every other...read article
Unisex insurance rates according to the jurisdiction of the ECJ
Equity and Equality of men and women are central principles of the European Union and are therefore determined in primary law (e.g.: Art 2 et seq TEU, Art 19 TFEU as well as Art 21 and 23 Charter...read article
Legal framework regarding fundamental rights protection since the Lisbon Treaty
1. Fundamental right protection before the Lisbon Treaty
Before December 1, 2009 fundamental right protection within the European Union was characterized by its inconsistent approach. In the...read article
The structure of rating agencies
Credit rating agencies exist to assess the creditworthiness of bond issuers. These can be companies or countries hat borrow money by issuing IOUs known as bonds. The agencies give the borrowers a...read article
New EU Proposal on Data Protection
The commission proposed a new legal framework for the protection of personal data in the EU as set out in Communication COM (2012). The proposed new legal framework consists of two legislative...read article
Immigration Considerations for Business Travel to United States
A foreign national may be eligible for a B-1 business visitor visa to engage in business activities in the United States, which include legitimate activities of a commercial or professional nature...read article
A Year of Awards!
Our firm Kerres | Partners has achieved an extraordinary successful year of 2011: We have received various national and international awards for our performance as one of the leading law firms in...read article
New Top-Level Domains available in 2012
The domains for the internet have so far been strictly regulated in accordance with geographic directions. Aside from the prominent top-level-domain “.com” most appellations are referring to...read article
Kerres | Partners wins the Finance Monthly Law Award 2011 for best Arbitration and Litigation Law Firm in Austria
The renowned Finance Monthly Magazine enlists professionals worldwide and provides annual awards for the best law firms in certain categories. Kerres | Partners is proud to have received the...read article
Austrian Foundations and its board of directors
An Austrian Private Foundation is a legal instrument formed by the founder, which contains rights and responsibilities, through the private foundation’s board of directors....read article
Kerres | Partners wins the 2010 Award for best Austrian Law Firm
The renowned Corporate International enlists professionals worldwide and provides an annual award for the best law firms in certain categories. Kerres | Partners is proud to have received the...read article
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
STEP is in the process of founding the local structure for Austria. Christoph Kerres of KERRES | PARTNERS has been a long time distinguished member of STEP and has only recently published an...read article
Why choose Austria for International Business and Private Investments
In the past, Austria’s location in the Centre of Europe has highly benefited international investors. Austria offers optimal access to the growing markets of Eastern and Southeastern Europe. It...read article
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