Even though many of the legal systems across the European Union are harmonized, the enforcement of claims in different member states can remain a challenge. Thus, new EU procedures for payments and small claims have been implemented, which aim to remedy these problems. As a result, necessary adjustments have been made to the Austrian Code of Civil Procedure.
The Austrian Supreme Court has made some basic statements on agreements on jurisdiction under European civil procedural law. It ruled on the admissability of general terms and conditions that refer to jurisdiction when they are written in a foreign language.
The Supreme Court has ruled that if a defendant company is struck off the register, proceedings can continue on application by the plaintiff.