LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Dr. Wilfried Ludwig Weh offers great experience in the application of European Union law and has frequently had cases dealt with by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (List of ECJ cases). This practical experience is supported by a profound theoretical foundation about the structure and functioning of the European Union and of the correct implementation and incorporation of the EU-legislation in the national legal order. Dr. Weh has published a book on the incorporation of Union law in the national legal order (Vom Stufenbau zur Relativität, Das Europarecht in der nationalen Rechtsordnung, Vienna 1997).

European Union law affects almost all fields of national law intensively. He who finds and presents Union law will often have an important and sometimes even decisive argument in favour of his client.

On the other hand Union law often negatively affects the legal position of clients or possibly even their fundamental rights. In these constellations it is the task of the Union law specialist to defend the clients against thees interferences.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union can - properly pleaded - bring about decisive arguments in quite some cases.

In a recent decision the Austrian Constitutional Court (Verfassungsgerichtshof) has decided to apply the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in all European Union law cases as if it were national constitutional law.

Dr. Weh particularly enjoys to argue with the interactions between the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and Austrian constitutional law.

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