Working Paper Alert: Chris Thomale und Stephan Schmid zum beschlossenen EU-Lieferkettengesetz


Die Autoren beurteilen das beschlossene EU-Lieferkettengesetz rechtsvergleichend und rechtsökonomisch und machen Anregungen für die mitgliedstaatlichen Umsetzungsgesetze - Link

Chris Thomale und Stephan Schmid zum EU-Lieferkettengesetz im Oxford Business Law Blog


Nach einer bisher sehr strittigen Gesetzgebungsphase wird das EU-Lieferkettengesetz voraussichtlich doch noch beschlossen

Professor Chris Thomale und Universitätsassistent Stephan Schmid, LL.M. (WU) analysieren das Gesetz im renommierten Oxford Business Law Blog. Nähere Informationen finden Sie unter nachfolgendem Link:

Professor Eidenmüller comes to Vienna


The Center for Comparative Corporate Finance cordially invites you to a lecture by Professor Horst Eidenmüller (Oxford) on June 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm.

In his guest lecture "Expanding the Shadow of Law: Designing Efficient Judicial Dispute Resolution in a Digital World", Professor Eidenmüller will present the results of an empirical study on the design of efficient judicial dispute resolution systems for commercial disputes in a digital world.

Join us for an interesting presentation and lively discussion!

When: Tuesday, June 11th, 2024 from 3 - 5 p.m.
Where : Hörsaal der Rechtswissenschaften, Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1010 Wien

If you wish to participate, please contact Ms. Alexandra Elias per e-mail to:

PAX Moot Court

May, 3rd 2024
Results from PAX Moot Court 2024

Last week, the 2024 - Petar Šarčević Round of the PAX Moot Court took place in Ljubljana.

Sophie Mochar, Fiona Bosek, Marie Kranlich and Pia Hejtmanek had already successfully qualified for the oral phase of the international student competition on private international law and international jurisdiction earlier this year. From April 23rd to 26th, they finally competed against teams from Szeged University (Hungary), Maastricht University (Netherlands), OP Jindal Global University (India) and Università Europea di Roma (Italy). A big thank you for our wonderful days in Slovenia and congratulation to our team members for their great performance.

PAX Moot Court is an international moot court competition. It has been held in English since 2012 and deals with transnational private law and (unified) international private law. You can find information about the application here.

1st Vienna M&A Day – Successful knowledge transfer at the highest level

April, 25th 2024
On April 24, 2024, the first Vienna M&A Day took place under the scientific direction of Prof. Thomale in the historic premises of the "Haus der Industrie".

Over 20 leading figures in the field of M&A from academia and practice shared their many years of experience in eleven exciting specialist presentations. The pool of topics ranged from current market trends to detailed legal issues in corporate, insolvency and tax law (you can find the full program HERE) .

The launch of the new institution appears to have been a success: over 180 registrations and a lively exchange during and after the event speak for its necessity. Reason enough for the organizers to intend to continue this event next year. In this regard, the next generation in particular is invited to participate as speakers at the next conference and to apply to the organizers in this regard.

For more information about the 1st M&A Day pleas click on the following link:

Oxford Business Law Blog - The Flexible Company - Austria´s venture to attract Venture Capital

April, 24th 2024
The Flexible Company - Austria's venture to attract Venture Captial

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Chris Thomale und Mag. Florian Hule im Oxford Business Law Blog.

On January 1, 2024, following extensive preparatory work, Austria introduced a new type of closed company, called “Flexible Kapitalgesellschaft” (FlexKapG) or “Flexible Company” (FlexCo). The declared objective of the new statute is to create a corporate form particularly suitable for establishing start-ups. This post provides an overview of the roles and requirements of various stakeholders within start-ups and a brief introduction to the new law.
You can find the link to the blog here

CFL3 in the Media - Article in Standard newspaper about the planned EU supply chain directive

April, 23rd 2024
Professor Dr. Chris Thomale and research assistant Stephan Schmid, LL.M., comment on the planned EU supply chain directive in the "Standard" newspaper.

According to the EU Supply Chain Directive, companies should monitor their suppliers for human rights violations, otherwise they could face penalties and compensation. The EU Parliament will vote on the draft on Wednesday. The article provides a critical evaluation of the final draft.

Please find the printed version of the article here
Please find the online version of the article here

Jour Fixe

The department of Prof. Thomale organises a regular Jour Fixe where interested students and researchers can present new ideas and engage in critical discourse.

Interested students, researchers and other faculty members are invited to present or participate in the discussion.

Questions and requests for more information regarding the Jour Fixe may be directed at