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2020

Shareholders of limited liability companies continue to have a comprehensive right to information

In case 6 Ob 166/19h – CERHA HEMPEL was involved in the proceedings – the Supreme Court defended the comprehensive right of a shareholder of a limited liability company to information.

What effect does COVID-19 have on the distribution of profits (dividends)?

Could the crisis brought about by COVID-19 or the legislation introduced in its wake result in a suspension of payouts?

Company Law versus Competition Law – Minority shareholder successfully defends against the adoption of a resolution (6 Ob 105/19p)

For the first time following a longer break, the Supreme Court examined in depth the interplay between company law and antitrust law in case 6 Ob 105/19p – CERHA HEMPEL was involved in the proceedings.

Squeeze-out

For the first time since the entry into force of the Squeeze-out Act 2006 (GesAusG), the Supreme Court's decision in case 6 Ob 138/19s – CERHA HEMPEL was involved in the proceedings – concluded the proceedings on reviewing the appropriateness of the cash settlement following a squeeze-out involving a listed company.

New Handbook on Capital Maintenance and Covert Distribution of Profits

On Monday 17 February 2020, CERHA HEMPEL and Verlag Österreich invited guests to the launch of "Verdeckte Gewinnausschüttung" (Covert Distribution of Profits), a new handbook edited by Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein.