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Dispute Resolution Insider - Seventh Edition

Welcome to the 7th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group. We are happy to again provide you with interesting news covering the various CEE/SEE jurisdictions in which we practice.

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Following the European Union's increasing efforts to achieve a higher level of consumer protection, Croatia has introduced alternative methods for out-of-court resolution of contractual disputes between consumers and traders.

Looking back at the new Polish law on mediation, that came into effect on 1 January 2016, the number of mediation proceedings in civil cases in regional courts has risen considerably, not to say dramatically.

We give an overview of the new amendment to the Slovenian Competition Act implementing the Damages Directive which entered into force on 20 May 2017. A further article from our Ljubljana office deals with special judicial relief for holders of qualified financial instruments issued by banks.

In our usual Criminal Law section you can read about Austria's most prominent Business Crime offence namely breach of trust, as well as cyber attacks and debates in Romania on the amnesty of certain criminal offenses and educational punishments.

Further, our Vienna office takes a look at interim injunctions in the context of shareholder disputes and last but not least: the Austrian Supreme Court surprises arbitration practitioners in its recent decision dealing with a (mandatory) claim for compensation of a commercial agent.

For further information please contact

Valerie Hohenberg
Florian Pechhacker
Senior Associate

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