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There are 2 chance to get the applicable laws
First one the one that the parts in the contract had marked on it as applicable. Check the contract.
Second one, if the contract say anything about it, the law of the place of the residence of the demanded person
The applicable law is the Austrian one and the court is the Commercial Court of Vienna. Can an American lawyer represent me? If not an American, can a lawyer from a EU Member State do it?
In fact he could, but he has to know the Austrian law and to inscribe himself in Viena as a lawyer, so the facts will say thay he will have a lot of problems to do it
Problems that with money he could solve, but I think its easier to contract another lawyer in Viena
My intention is to offer to the lawyer a substantial part of the amount that will be obtained by me applying the decision of the Court. This might compensate satisfactorily the lawyer for his expenses and efforts. I will try to contact non Austrian Law firms for that. I did contacted some Austrian firms in regard and the answer I got is that the Austrian Lawyers would not accept an agreement as I intend it.
I thank you for your advise. In case you may suggest something further, I will be happy to consider it.
Its a good idea.
There are internationals firms that could help you
And the best way to find a US lawyer working there its toask in your own consulate in Viena
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