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Dispute Resolution Insider - Thirteenth Edition

Welcome to the Spring Edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes team, in which we provide an overview of recent developments in CEE/SEE.

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On 26 March 2019, the EU Parliament approved the controversial Directive on the Harmonization of the EU Copyright Law; in spite of considerable reservations and despite Europe-wide protests. We provide you with an overview of the most discussed provisions.


There have also been some interesting developments in the national jurisdictions in recent months:
Following the general aim for clearer and faster proceedings, we present the essential changes of the latest amendments in Romanian civil procedure law. In addition, we look at issues connected to the invalidity of an arbitration clause with the latest statements of the Austrian Supreme Court and a recent decision of the Russian Supreme Court on the use of model clauses to avoid any uncertainties.


We also introduce the latest changes in the Croatian legislation. A new Act on Whistelblowers has been implemented. Furthermore, a new Act on Nullity of Loan Agreements with Foreign Creditors had to be adopted, due to the CJEU’s declaration of the former act’s incompatibibility with EU law.


There have also been crucial decisions of the Austrian Supreme Court which will be addressed.
Read inside to find out more.

For further information please contact

Valerie Hohenberg
Florian Pechhacker
Senior Associate
Claudia Brewi

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