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Maximizing Transparency in Crypto Companies

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive seeks to curb terrorist financing and money laundering by forcing companies in the so-called “crypto sector” out in the open.

Your Rights as a Guest

“Keine Haftung für Garderobe” – “No liability for wardrobe.” This sentence is everywhere if you are out on the town. But is it actually possible to evade liability for lost or damaged items belonging to a guest?

Everything You Need to Know About Trademarking in Design

What’s in a name? It is not sleeve, nor pant leg, nor button... How brands distinguish quality and set fashion makers apart. Designers beware, make sure to take trademarking seriously.

How COVID-19 Affects Rent, Memberships & Data Protection

COVID-19 poses a major challenge to all, raising questions about rent payments, the assessment of (unfulfillable) supply contracts, lower franchise fees and why data protection should not be neglected even during a pandemic.

The Law in the Time of Corona

The SARS-CoV-2 virus poses a major challenge both to companies and individuals. A Vienna-based lawyer and data protection experts gives insights into ramifications in law.

Vienna Legal | Incorporating in Austria

Austrian law offers a number of options for establishing a business here. The legislative jungle can be quite confusing, so here’s a brief overview A...

Divorce & the International Family

The international family is something we are inclined to think of as a new phenomenon – but it isn’t. Marriage has been a contract since antiquity,...

How to Protect Yourself Against Drones

In Austria, privacy is king. The advent of drones is thus seen with a good measure of skepticism and trepidation. But you can still pilot them legally...

Vienna Legal | The Lady in Gold

Great art has the power of legend. So it’s perhaps not surprising that one of the most spectacular legal disputes in post-war Austria was over the “Th...

Your Right to Vote in Austria

In Austria, you can vote at 16 and don’t need to register. For some elections, EU citizens can vote too. In democracies, a citizen’s right to vote ...

Seven Myths About Vienna’s Public Transport

The “House Rules” of Vienna’s public transport system (Wiener Linien) are posted throughout every station train car and bus – in English, too. You’v...

How to Buy Property in Vienna as a Foreigner

Real estate can be tricky, but with patience, perseverance and a little luck, you'll own your own place in Vienna In many countries, buying your fir...

How to be Legally Viennese

So, you have fallen in love with Vienna. No surprises there; the enviable quality of life, and the Gemütlichkeit, that oh-so-Viennese term for slowi...
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