EU and international law
Also international commerce is based on rules and norms. However, international and EU law often raises complex legal issues. As an internationally oriented law firm we assist you to solve these as quickly and economically as possible, so that you can continue your international business. Should any court cases with regard to different legal systems come up, we will advise you competently and professionally as well.
- Enforcement of the fundamental freedoms of the EU and the rights under relevant regulations and directives
- Application of international treaties in cross-border economic transactions, for example on the sale of goods or on transport law
- Cross-border litigation and enforcement of foreign decisions
The globalisation of the economy has also made law increasingly international. Treaties under international law now determine the economic actions of companies, as does EU law. Even though all these instruments were created with the idea of making cross-border trade easier for you, we have noticed that the increasing complexity is seen as a challenge by many. We are happy to help here to guide you safely through the „standards jungle“.
EU law not only enables the free movement of goods, services, persons and capital. Special areas are also often regulated in great detail, such as data protection, copyright, trademark, commercial agent or consumer law. In the meantime, EU regulations have also become decisive in determining the courts within the Union before which a legal dispute can be brought and which law is applicable to it. Large parts of competition law are based on EU law. We have a wealth of practical experience in all these areas to support you in your matters. Of course, we are also happy to represent you before the European institutions and authorities.
In addition to international uniform law such as the New York Arbitration Convention, the CISG or conventions on transport law, we also work with soft law instruments, such as the various FIDIC documents for the construction industry. If your investment in a state is threatened by expropriation or arbitrary measures, we examine possible claims under Bilateral Investment Protection Treaties (BITs) or multilateral conventions and are happy to advise you on possible claims before investment arbitration tribunals, for example under the ICSID or UNCITRAL rules.
In addition to our previous practical work in these matters, Dr Michael Komuczky has also published numerous publications in domestic and foreign journals. He also teaches and lectures regularly on EU business law.
“International trade offers great possibilities, also for medium sized businesses. We support you efficiently regarding all regulatory challenges that may evolve.”
Dr. Michael Komuczky