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22 June 2017
Further decision in the matter of taxi vs UBER: lead by Dieter Heine, the Vavrovsky Heine Marth Controversy-team obtained another positive decision for the Austrian taxi industry. The Commercial Court Vienna issued another injunction against a rental car company whose drivers accept fares via UBER. The court found that the rental company could not show that the bookings of the fares are made via the company instead of directly with the driver. In addition, the court found that the UBER-partner violates the legal obligation to return to the permanent business location after each fare.

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19 June 2017
Attention lessors: in the current edition of VOR Magazin, associate Katharina Dobkiewicz describes the most important legal issues that have to be considedered when offering accomodation via platforms like Airbnb.

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13 June 2017
Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing: Daniel Azem gives internal training. On January 1, 2017, several new regulations, which had to be implemented into Austrian law due to the 4th EU-Anti Money Laundering Directive, went into force. In the course of an internal Training for the Vavrovsky Heine Marth team, Senior Associate Daniel Azem spoke about the new regulations applicable to the legal Profession. The new rules on legal dilligence aim to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.

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12 June 2017
Taxi vs UBER: Dieter Heine obtains injunction for two taxi companies. Under the lead of Dieter Heine, Vavrovsky Heine Marth repressents two taxi companies suing a Vienna based rental car company driving for UBER. Following the plaintiffs, the Vienna Commercial Court found that the rental car company was distorting competition and issued an injunction. According to the injunction bookings for fares may not be made directly to the driver's app, rental cars have to return to their permanent business location after finishing their fare. Several Austrian media reported on this groundbreaking decision.

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29 May 2017
JUVE Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen: top-placement for the Vavrovsky Heine Marth real estate team. In its May/June 2017 edition, the German magazine "JUVE - Magazin für Wirtschaftsjuristen in Österreich" published its analysis of the Austrian legal market for real estate and construction. Once again, Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte receives a top placement. Team head Christian Marth is recommended as one of the leading specialists in real estate and construction law.

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24 May 2017
Laura Weissel - newly admitted attorney at law in the Real Estate Team. Laura who holds a PhD from the University of Vienna has already worked as an associate at Vavrovsky Heine Marth especially in the areas real estate, corporate and contract law. As an attorney at law, she will continue to strengthen her focus. Our warmest congratulations!

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23 May 2017
Christian Marth is finalist for the CÄSAR 2017 Award. Every year, the real estate award CÄSAR is given for exceptional accomplishments in the Austrian real estate industry. Vavrovsky Heine Marth Partner Christian Marth is one of three finalists in the category real estate services. The highly coveted CÄSAR is awarded by the industry associations FIABCI, ÖVI, RICS, Salon Real and the professional association of the Real Estate and Capital Trustees of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

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22 May 2017
Florian Stefan - iLawyer. Lawyers get instructed in disputes. Instead of a human this could soon be a robot  with artificial intellegence. Already an iLawyer named DoNotPay is used to fight parking tickets in London and New York. In the current VOR Magazine, Vavrovsky Heine Marth associate Florian Stefan describes the respective procedure and explains where the possible developments of iLawyering.

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