Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings in Austria

KEY FACTS OF BANKRUPTCY, INSOLVENCY & REHABILITATION PROCEEDINGS UNDER AUSTRIAN LAW -

1. Introductory Remarks on Austria’s legal system -

Austria has a civil law system, as opposed to the common law system of, e.g., the United States or the United Kingdom. Practically all law is codified in statutes. The most important statute in the field of civil law is the Austrian General Civil Code and in the field of commercial law it is the Austrian Code of Commerce.

Austria is part of the EU. Currently there are still 28 member states of the EU. They have 28 distinct and often very different insolvency laws, i.e. the core of the insolvency law is still different from country to country.

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