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A clash of legal systems between the USA and the EU: could law form the legal basis for a ‘trade war’?

Plenary / Panel
in englischer Sprache

The different conceptions of US and European law will be discussed with reference to current examples. Can a jurisdiction be challenged outside its own state or organisation of states like the EU? How can national norms as well as national or European law be applied to internationally active companies? Current cases and their application will be discussed in terms of the different legal systems of Europe and the US.

Attorney-at-Law, BINDER GRÖSSWANG, Vienna
Partner; Co-Chair, International Trade Practice, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Washington, D.C.
Editor, ORF Eco, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair


Attorney-at-Law, BINDER GRÖSSWANG, Vienna

1979 Universität Wien (Dr. iur.)
1980-1981 Rechtsanwaltsanwärter, Dr. Friedrich Mosing
1981-1989 Rechtsanwaltsanwärter Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte
1983 New York University Law School (M.C.J., Fulbright Fellow)
1985-1987 Rechtsanwalt, Shearman & Sterling, New York und Paris
seit 1989 Partner, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte


Partner; Co-Chair, International Trade Practice, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Washington, D.C.

1991-1994 Juris Doctor, School of Law, University of Pittburg, PA
1992-1994 MPP, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittburg, PA
2001-2004 Partner, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, Boston, MA
2005-2010 Partner, Posternak Blankenstein & Lund LLP, Boston, MA
2011-2016 Partner, Goulston & Storrs, Washington D.C.
since 2016 Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Washington D.C.

Mag. Katinka NOWOTNY

Editor, ORF Eco, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

 Katinka Nowotny is an engaged and enthusiastic TV journalist based in Vienna, Austria. She has worked for two decades for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF, reporting and producing documentaries for the foreign news magazine "Weltjournal". Currently she is working for the economics program "Eco". She also regularly produces English-language reports on Austria for CNN "World View".
 Katinka grew up in Cairo, New York and Vienna. In her professional career, she has repeatedly reported from crisis zones: North Korea, Sarajevo during the Balkan wars, the war in Kosovo, Ground Zero, the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, and from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She now specializes in reports on the current economic stories, successful Austrian companies, innovative ideas and personal finance.
 Katinka studied economics and sociology at the University of Vienna and then received a master`s degree in journalism at New York University. She has worked for ABC News and the German TV network ZDF. Since 1991, she produces and reports for various news magazines at ORF. She has received numerous prizes and awards in Austria and abroad. In 2005, Katinka became started as one of the first women to do her own camera work for her television reports. "The most important point in my job is to show a lot of respect to the people I encounter and to listen carefully to every nuance of their story", she says.
 Katinka is married to a newspaper journalist and has two children. She loves rowing and mountaineering in her free time.

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