Prof. Dr. Patrick C. Leyens, LL.M. (London)
The edited volume „Smart Regulation: Vertrag, Unternehmung und Markt“ [Smart Regulation: Contract, Corporation and Market] contains the contributions to the same titled symposium, which took place on October 2, 2020 at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria. Smart Regulation focusses on innovative approaches to regulation. The interdisciplinary research on it gathered in this volume addresses the challenges and opportunities of new technologies, takes into account novel insights into human behavior, and helps to unlock forward-looking regulatory techniques. The volume has been edited by Patrick C. Leyens, Iris Eisenberger and Rainer Niemann.
Print: ISBN 978-3-16-160734-8, DOI 10.1628/978-3-16-160734-9
eBook (Open Access): eISBN 978-3-16-160734-9
Stefan Heiss received the Linda Rauter Award for his diploma thesis. The Linda Rauter Award is awarded for outstanding achievements to law graduates in terms of their diploma thesis. Stefan‘s thesis deals with the establishment of an autonomous European concept of res judicata based on the Brussels Ia Regulation. He was supervised by Prof. Thomas Garber at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz. The main findings of the thesis will be presented as a short paper in an edited volume by Prof. Walter Doralt at Manz Verlag.
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Date: June 30, 2021
In a recent European Corporate Governance Institute law working paper, Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus J. Hopt and Prof. Dr. Patrick C. Leyens analyze board structures in the US, the UK and Germany (with references to France and Italy). The authors conclude that the solution to core problems of corporate governance does not depend on the choice of a one-tier board of directors or a two-tier supervisory board model. Rather, the decisive factor is specific governance strategies that can be used in both models.
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Stefan Heiss received the award “AK-Förderung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten“ for his diploma thesis. The research project deals with the establishment of an autonomous European concept of res judicata based on the Brussels Ia Regulation. He was supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Garber during the summer term 2019 at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz. See here for further information.
In the academic year 2018/19, he was admitted into the Honorary Book of the Faculty of Law, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz and awarded with the GRAWE High Potential Award for graduating among the top 15 graduates. See here for further information.
Date: Nov. 26, 2020
Lukas Soritz published an article in the November issue of the Austrian business law journal "ecolex" together with Sebastian Cortolezis. They discuss the issue regarding the violation of information requirements for distance and off-premises contracts where a right of withdrawal is not provided for as well as the decision of the ECJ C-208/19 on information requirements of architects.
The article can be found here.
Date: Nov. 5, 2020