I regularely act as speaker, presenter and inhouse-trainer on different topics of business law. I frequently cooperate on this with foreign chambers of commerce, the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, and other business-oriented organizations.


January 2019
Start of the new event concept “Vienna Business Talks – Listen to top CEOs”


Western Union Business Solutions, Austria
Workshop on „data protection concrete“

Vienna Chamber of Commerce, „Go-international-initiative“
„Legal-know-how for the export: Compliance“

American Chamber of Commerce & Forbes
„Key criteria for imports and exports with the USA – which changes have to be expected under President Donald Trump?“

FH Kufstein
Postgraduate program business adminstration for banksmoney laundering & compliance

Vienna Chamber of Commerce, „Go-international initiative“
„Compliance and export

British Chamber of Commerce & Austrian Commercial Club
„Business relation between Austrian and British companieswhat will change after BREXIT?“

Austrian Commercial Club
„Key criteria for successful business with Austrian neighboring countries“

German Chamber of Commerce in Austria
„Compliance – bulwark between successful business and fines respectively imprisonment

Risk Management Association
„Compliance as essential part of efficient risk management

Inhouse Seminar
„Data protection and export

Inhouse Seminar
„Compliance and export

Austrian Association of Credit Managment
Safeguarded exportscontract creation and risk minimizing

MapleLeaf International Business Club
„Corporate Compliance – from meaning and importance to whistleblowing and punishment

Austrian Commercial Club
Compliance – bulwark between successful business and fines respectively imprisonment

Vienna Chamber of Commerce
„The existential importance of compliance for small and medium size companies

Inhouse Seminar
„Key criteria of employment contracts and the challenge of enforcing employment related claims at the employment court

Legislative development 

In this section, I offer to the visitors of my webside a selected presentation of the most important statutory changes in the area of business law. The relevant topics are highlighted and the key points of statutory changes are presented. However, there is no pretention with respect to content-wise completeness.

Industrial code liberalization

The number of regulated commercial actitivities was reduced from 80 to 75 and 19 partial commercial activities were changed to free commercial actitities. The applications for commercial activities and the permit procedure for production facilities were released from federal charges and administrative fees. The law of commercial production facilities became simplified and modernized.

Law of charges/fees new rules

Rental agreements regarding the rent of residential rooms are not longer subject to legal transaction fees in the future.

Law of consumer payment accounts

On 13. January 2018, a general prohibition of contractually agreed fees for the withdrawal of money from ATM machines comes into effect.

Data protection lawnews

On 25. May 2018, the new EU general data protection regulation as well as the Austrian data protection adjustment law come into effect. They cause a significant tightening of the protection of person-related data of natural persons. Breaches of these data protection provisions are subject to fines of up to 4% of the annual turnover of the violating company.

 Employment lawnew rules

Starting on 1. July 2018, in case of sickness the same regulations for the continuation of wage payments apply for workers and employees. Starting on 1. January 2021, the longer period of notice for termination of employment contracts also applies to workers.