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.
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.