Mr Peter Konwitschka

Peter Konwitschka

Lawyer biography

Admitted to the Bar:

1999, Austria




University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1992, Dr. iur. 1997)

Teaching Positions:

  • Lecturer at the University of Vienna
  • Anwaltsakademie
  • Research Assistant at the University of Vienna (1992)
  • Lectures at seminars on civil, commercial and corporate law


Author of articles in the fields of civil, corporate and antitrust law, monograph "Kapitalerhöhung durch Verrechnung von Gesellschafterforderungen".


German, English


Company & Commercial

Validity of payment of cash consideration to public limited liability company
Austria | 09 June 2014

The Supreme Court recently considered the validity of the payment of a cash consideration to a public limited liability company in the course of an increase in its stated capital. The ruling highlights that business transactions that have a substantive and temporal connection with a formal increase of the stated capital must be made under the disclosure and examination rules for contributions in kind.


New unified cancellation right for insurance contracts brings legal certainty
Austria | 26 March 2019

Until 2018, Austria had up to five different cancellation rights for insurance policyholders, plus the cancellation right pursuant to Section 8 of the Distance Financial Services Act. Thus, the legal situation was confusing. However, this has finally changed. Since 1 January 2019, a new Section 5c of the Insurance Contract Act provides for one unified cancellation right.