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New unified cancellation right for insurance contracts brings legal certainty
Schoenherr
  • 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.

FMA publishes new circulars concerning PRIIPS and remuneration policies
Schoenherr
  • Austria
  • 13 March 2018

The Financial Market Authority (FMA) recently published a new circular concerning key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products. The FMA had already published a revised version of its circular on sound remuneration policies and practices on January 19 2018.

'.insurance' – new gTLD targeting insurance sector
Schoenherr
  • International
  • 10 May 2016

Sub-level domain names under the new generic top-level domain '.insurance' will soon be available – a development that will be of particular interest for the insurance sector, as it will allow domain names such as '[Yourbrand].insurance' and '[Yourproduct].insurance'. The '.insurance' domain names are expected to become generally available in June 2016, preceded by a sunrise period in May 2016.

Peter Konwitschka
Schoenherr
  • Vienna
  • Austria
Michael Woller
Schoenherr
  • Vienna
  • Austria
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Johanna Bauer
Schoenherr
  • Vienna
  • Austria