HEP Rechtsanwaelte Schillerstrasse Linz

No claim for compensation in case of depreciation of sharholder´s share

If a company with limited liability (GmbH) should suffer any damage caused by any third party, the company share of its shareholders - as a consequence thereof - could lose in value. However, according to the Austrian High Court (OGH), the shareholders do not have the possibility to claim for compensation; only the company itself is entitled to raise such claim, but not the shareholders.

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Structure-related assessments of construction products on the basis of fire protection closures – a consideration against the background of the EU Construction Product Regulation

Within the scope of the current Austrian approval process, building-related assessments of individual construction products represent an option for manufacturers to have uncertified variants of their construction products tested in relation to actual construction projects on the basis of test results equivalent to a European classification and consequently brought into circulation. On account of the progressive harmonisation of technical standards in the EU, it is necessary to verify whether this procedure is still permissible within the scope of the Construction Product Regulation. The subject-matter will be discussed herein on the example of fire protection closures that from now on are governed by European Standard EN 16034

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