To Held Berdnik Astner & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH (”hba“) the protection of your personal data and the privacy of the visitors to this website is important. Therefore hba acts in compliance with the Austrian Data Protection Act and is committed to the best possible transparency.

Usage of this website generally does not require disclosure of personal data. We only record information provided by your internet provider, including in particular your IP address and the time and duration of your visit. That information will be stored by hba only as long as you are visiting the website. It will be evaluated for statistical purposes only, with the specific user remaining anonymous.

For us to enable you to make better use of our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google“). As a matter of today’s routine Google Analytics uses small text files known as cookies to track preferences of our users and to design our website in an optimal way.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In order to ensure an anonymous detection of IP addresses (“IP masking”), Google Analytics has been extended by IP anonymization. By means of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will previously be abbreviated within Member States of the European Union or in other States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

If you are concerned about this, you can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser accordingly. However, in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you may prevent Google from processing the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by using the browser plug-in available under the following link.

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In addition, hba will only collect personal data, which a visitor of our website supplies explicitly and voluntarily. Examples of such entries include registration for specific areas of our website, registration for one of our events, job applications, orders for publications or subscriptions to our newsletter. Such information will be exclusively used by us for the relevant purpose and in compliance with the applicable statutory provisions. Any other use will be subject to your consent.



The content of this website, especially the logos and photographs shown on this website, are the property of hba and protected by copyright. The photographs on this website were produced by moodley brand identity GmbH. None of the information on this site is to be interpreted as granting licenses for or rights to the logos or photos to visitors or third parties.

hba reserves all rights to its own editorial texts, images, graphics, animations, videos and other material, and to their order on this website. The contents of this website may not be copied, processed, modified or transferred to third parties for any commercial use. hba reserves the right to alter, amend and fully or partially delete this website. hba does not accept responsibility for any consequences resulting therefrom.

Any utilization of the content of this website which infringes on the provisions of copyright laws without the prior consent of the originator is prohibited. All rights, especially the rights of utilization, duplication, distribution and translation are reserved.



The information on this website is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to serve as a source of legal advice. Neither the receipt of information presented on this website nor any email or other electronic communication sent to hba through this website will create an attorney-client relationship.

hba accepts no responsibility for the topicality, accuracy, completeness and compliance with the law of the information presented on this website.

hba thoroughly checks all published information for accuracy and undertakes best efforts to maintain its accuracy. hba nevertheless does not accept any responsibility and expressly disclaims liability with respect to reliance on information or opinions published on this website and from actions taken or not taken on the basis of its contents.

hba accepts no responsibility for the contents of external websites of third parties, which can be reached from this website by hyperlinks or, which link to this website. Neither does hba accept any responsibility for the topicality, accuracy, completeness and compliance of the same with the law. Hyperlinks referring to external websites of third parties are provided as an additional service for visitors to our website. These websites have not been checked by hba in any way.

hba assumes no liability for any direct or indirect damages, claims for damages or consequential damages whatsoever that may result from access to or use of this website, irrespectively of a legal basis. This includes, in particular, any infection of your computer environment with viruses or any damages resulting from the use of any information provided on this website.

Email traffic from and to hba will go via public data transmission networks that are not specifically protected. hba would like to inform you that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communicating via email) may be exposed to security gaps and cannot be fully protected against access by third parties. hba therefore assumes no liability for damage that may arise, inter alia, as a result of transmission errors, technical defects, disturbances, failures or interferences.

Held Berdnik Astner & Partner GmbH and hba Rechtsanwälte AG are autonomous and independent companies. Held Berdnik Astner & Partner GmbH and hba Rechtsanwälte AG are not liable for services rendered by the respective other company.