Dorda has successfully defended Energy Hero in a case heard by the Austrian Supreme Court against an unspecified energy supplier.
Energy Hero is a part of the Blue Minds Group and is a provider of energy price comparison and switching services to almost 20,000 customers in Austria. According to Dorda, “Energy Hero compares available energy and gas rates and, based on a power of attorney, automatically switches its customers to the cheapest provider each year.” According to the firm, “the energy supplier attempted to prove that the customers needed to opt for the cheaper prices personally, which would in turn prevent Energy Hero from acting on their behalf.”
The Austrian Supreme Court ruled in favor of Energy Hero, on the grounds that a requirement that each customer would need to personally enter into a contract would be grossly disadvantageous for the end customer and have a negative impact on Energy Hero.
Dorda’s team consisted of Partner Axel Anderl, Attorney-at-Law Bernhard Heinzl, and Associate Alexandra Ciarnau.