(International) Contract Law
Contracts are the basis of any economic exchange. Depending on the industry sector of the parties involved, a multitude of legal regimes can be applicable. Especially when it comes to international contracts, the legal frame work is often complex. Due to our international focus we are able to offer you competent counsel when drafting or assessing your contracts. We also stand by your side should you need to pursue your contractual claims in court.
- General contract law
- GTC law, clause review proceedings
- Special commercial law matters such as transport law, financing, insurance contract law, IT/tech services
- EU regulations and international agreements for certain types of contracts
In addition to the general provisions of the Austrian Civil Code, regulations from other acts and statutes may also be relevant for individual types of contracts, such as those of the Commercial Code or the Consumer Code. Insurance contracts are also subject to a special law. Financing contracts in particular are often determined by public law and must therefore also comply with regulatory requirements. Thanks to our extensive experience, we can advise you in these areas and draft your contracts accordingly.
Particular caution is required for general terms and conditions and contract forms: If these do not comply with the mandatory provisions, the company using them can quickly become the target of an action by a consumer protection association. We of course represent you against such lawsuits, although the primary goal in drafting general terms and conditions remains to avoid them in the first.
Many areas of commercial law are also shaped by regulations of EU law or international agreements. This applies, for example, to transport law, but sales contracts for goods can also fall under international uniform law, namely the UN Sales of Goods Convention (CISG). In the case of IT or tech service contracts, special attention must be paid to the GDPR. Here we use our specialisation and practical experience in these areas to optimally protect your interests.
“Your interests are our top priority. When it comes to contracts, we think long term. Therefore, we adapt your documents to your needs and the applicable law.”
Dr. Michael Komuczky