Teaching

A sophisticated law practice needs to draw on, and contribute to, academic work on legal issues. Our attorneys regularly author articles and book chapters on a variety of topics for Austrian and international legal journals and industry publications.  In addition, members of the Firm are active as adjunct lecturers of law at the University of Vienna and various industry conferences.

Teaching

U.S., UK and European Corporate Law – Policy comparison and recent developments (SS 2016)
University of Vienna School of Law

Lecturer: Dr. Christof Strasser
Location: TBA
Language: English (credited as “Fremdsprachennachweis“)
ECTS: 2 (SemStd: 1)

The course will introduce students to the key doctrines underlying U.S. and UK corporate law, and the fundamental differences – and similarities – as compared to certain European, in particular Austria’s and Germany’s, jurisdictions. In addition to examining specific doctrines, we will look at concepts from general corporate theory, often with a legal policy perspective. The teaching method will be mostly socratic, giving students the opportunity to reflect on and actively discuss relevant reading assignments. Materials include U.S., German and Austrian case law, law review articles and excerpts from Reinier Kraakman, John Armour, Paul Davies, and Luca Enriques, The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach (2009). Students will be evaluated on the basis of a short writing assignment at the end of the semester.

Introduction to U.S. Corporate Law Influence on European Corporate Law
(SS 2015)

Held at the University of Vienna School of Law. Course completed.

Introduction to U.S. Corporate Law Influence on European Corporate Law
(SS 2014)

Held at the University of Vienna School of Law. Course completed.

Introduction to U.S. Corporate Law Influence on European Corporate Law
(SS 2013)

Held at the University of Vienna School of Law. Course completed.

Introduction to U.S. Corporate Law Influence on European Corporate Law
(SS 2012)

Held at the University of Vienna School of Law. Course completed.

2-day Negotiation Workshop “Getting the Deal Done” (WS 2011)
Held at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Course completed.

Introduction to U.S. Corporate Law Influence on European Corporate Law
(SS 2011)

Held at the University of Vienna School of Law. Course completed.

Negotiation Workshop “Getting the Deal Done” (SS 2011)
Held at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Course completed.

Books

Strasser et al, Die Auslegung von Quellenstaatsregelungen in Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen (“The Interpretation of Source Rules in Double Taxation Conventions”), Linde Verlag Wien (2005), German, 220 pages.

Strasser et al, Unilaterale Maβnahmen zur Vermeidung der Doppelbesteuerung (“Unilateral Measures to Avoid Double Taxation”), Linde Verlag Wien (2004), German, 204 pages.

Articles and Book Chapters

Samaras/Strasser, Managing Party-Appointed Experts in International Commercial Arbitration, SchiedsVZ 2013, 314 et seqq., English.

Strasser, Grenzen der Auslegung von Schiedsvereinbarungen (“Limits to the Interpretation of Arbitration Clauses”), wbl 2013, 610 et seqq., German.

Strasser, Zur Rechtsnatur des Totalunternehmervertrages (“On the legal nature of general contractor agreements”), ZRB 2012, 167 et seqq., German.

Strasser, EKEG: Auswege und Umwege ─ Zugleich Anregungen aus Rechtsvergleich (“Equity Subordination Rules in Austria ─ Practical strategies for creditors”), GeS 2011, 475 et seqq., German.

Strasser, Der Name des Unternehmens — Bewertung und Verwertung im Unternehmens- und Steuerrecht (“Determining the book value of the company name in company and tax law”), ÖBl 2010, 345 et seqq., German.

Strasser, Key Structural and Legal Aspects of Asset Securitizations, PLC Capital Markets Handbook 2010, 27 et seqq., English.

Strasser, Die Bestimmung des Quellenstaates nach Artikel 20 des OECD-Musterabkommens (“Criteria for Determining the Source State Under Article 20 of the OECD Model Tax Convention”); in: Gassner/Lang/Lechner (eds.), Die Verteilung der Besteuerungsrechte in Doppelbesteuerungsabkommen (“The Distribution of Taxing Rights in Double Taxation Conventions”), Linde Verlag Wien (2004) 157 et seq., German.

Schilcher/Strasser, Die Vermeidung der doppelten Nicht-Besteuerung aus internationalem Verkehr (“Avoiding Double Non-Taxation of Income from International Traffic”), IWB 2004, 1767 et seq., German.

Strasser, Austrian Antitrust Developments, in Subiotto/Snelders (eds.), Antitrust Developments in Europe 2004 (2005), 83 et seqq., English.

Strasser, Defining Due Diligence Standards in Section 14 of the General Tax Code, SWK 2003, 691 et seq., German.

Strasser, Source Taxation – Pros and Cons, SWI 2003, 512 et seq., English.

Strasser, Zur Abzugsfähigkeit von Marketing-Ausgaben (“On the Deductibility of Marketing Expenses (Parts 1 + 2)”), in GeS 2003, 167 et seq. and 220 et seq.), German.