Brandl & Talos is one of the leading commercial law firms in Austria, successfully representing a circle of prestigious Austrian and international clients for nearly 20 years. Our professional focus lies in the areas of banking, corporate and commercial criminal law. In addition to large and medium-sized enterprises, we also represent numerous innovative start-ups. To strengthen our team, we are currently looking for associates (RechtsanwaltsanwärterIn) for our Corporate Law and White-Collar Crime practice areas law (full-time).
UniCredit Bank Austria and Brandl & Talos launch the digital legal advisor tool for contracts with the public sector
Together, Brandl & Talos and UniCredit Bank Austria have created the first digital legal advisor program in Austria. The tool will help UniCredit Bank Austria streamline the financing requests of municipalities. Legal certainty is always just a few clicks away.
The Account Information and Payment Initiation services make the payment services market more versatile, and certainly set some interesting data-protection questions. Account Information Services provide consolidated information on payment accounts, e.g. via multibanking apps. Whereas Payment Initiation Services, such as the Swedish provider Klarna, trigger online payment transactions. Written by Florian Braunauer & Katharina Anna Riedlinger.
The annual Compliance Solutions Day (25 September 2019) is taking place for the sixth time. This year's motto: Calculated Risk – Compliance in Uncertain Times. The full-day conference promises orientation for effective compliance management in precarious times. Christopher Schrank will provide information on the benefits of internal investigations coordinated with the public prosecutor's office.
I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship will show participants the way to successfully commercialize their ideas by guiding them through the processes of protecting their ideas, investigating and pinpointing the market, raising finance, building teams and selling their ideas. It has been specifically designed for the budding entrepreneur or corporate innovator who requires practical know-how in the development of a new business.
From year to year, the state legislators have been steadily tightening the regulations for sports betting providers in Europe. In 2019, the European Commission's imminent infringement proceedings against Austria are a prime example of this trend. The betting industry is lagging behind in terms of requirements to counter money-laundering and terrorist financing, in the Commission's opinion, and that's about to change. Written by Raphael Toman & Tanja Schmid.
Since the adoption of the Economic Ownership Register Act ("WiEReg") in 2018, Austrian companies and other legal entities must notify their beneficial owners to the WE-Register. The fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, however, is already entering the next round. On 11 July 2019, the Austrian legislator has introduced a comprehensive package of measures to implement the 5th EU Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2018/843) which also envisages numerous changes to the law (EU Financial Adjustment Act 2019, BGBl I No. 62/2019). Written by Christopher Schrank & Hannes Schlager.
The Economic and Corruption Prosecutor's Office (WKStA) is currently investigating, among other things, managers who are said to have made major donations to affiliated associations. Many companies now ask themselves whether they could have been punished due to party donations. What you need to pay attention is explained by Christopher Schrank & Gregor Oberschmidleitner in this article.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced yesterday that the airline British Airways will pay a record-breaking nine-figure fine for stolen data. Our data protection experts Scheyda Shafieian and Martin Pichler discuss how this announcement emphasizes the importance of Cyber Security.
Ernst Brandl, Christopher Schrank and Thomas Talos are honoured to have been named as the leading experts in their legal practice areas by Handelsblatt (a German business daily).