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(Replacement) Acquisition of Restricted Shares – which Corporate Body is responsible for the Company's decisions?

In case the general meeting is, according to the articles of association, responsible for the approval of the sale of shares with restricted transferability, the nomination of a replacement acquirer also requires the approval of the general meeting.

Prohibition of competition and prohibition of appropriation of corporate opportunities do not (always) protect a GmbH against its sole shareholder-director.

In principle, it is permissible for the sole shareholder-director of a GmbH to compete with his/her GmbH. Certain limits are set by the prohibition of return of contributions.

Interim Injunction in the event of a Threatened Breach of a Shareholders Agreement

In its recently published decision 6 Ob 211/22d, the Supreme Court strengthened the relevance of an (omnilateral) syndicate agreement and made important statements on the protection against a threatened breach of the syndicate agreement.

Directors' Liability on the occasion of Fake President Fraud

In its decision 8 ObA 109/20t, the Supreme Court addressed the legal consequences of a Fake President Fraud, in the context of which a company was defrauded of tens of millions of euros, and on this occasion specified the principles of managing director liability.

New case law on the prohibited repayment of equity in the case of a covert limited liability company and on auditor liability

New case law on the prohibited repayment of equity in the case of a covert limited liability company and on auditor liability.

Strict duty of loyalty for shareholders of limited liability companies and syndicate partners

In its ruling in case 6 Ob 155/20t – CERHA HEMPEL represented a party to the proceedings – the Supreme Court made a number of important statements on the duty of loyalty that exists between the shareholders of a limited liability company who are bound by a syndicate agreement.

Latest news on supervisory boards within a group structure

To what extent does the supervisory board of a group parent company also have to exercise its supervisory duties in the group with regard to the activities of a group subsidiary?

Limited liability companies: The Supreme Court rules that shareholders may establish rights of first refusal as a means of protecting themselves against the insolvency of a co-shareholder

To what extent can shareholders of a limited liability company protect themselves against the risk of a co-shareholder becoming insolvent?


In several recent decisions, the Supreme Court has issued clearer and more practical guidance on the corporate reorganisation of companies, in particular mergers.


The committee originally established to review exchange ratios in the case of mergers is in practice primarily concerned with reviewing cash settlements offered to shareholders in the case of squeeze-outs.