The goal of this thesis is to determine whether or not there is a need to amend the current Austrian insolvency avoidance law. The rationale lies in the imminent reform act in Germany which aims to improve the legal certainty and security regarding the existing avoidance code under the current legislation. First, the prevailing law (dInsO, dAnfG) will be reviewed in order to demonstrate the need for the upcoming reform act. The summary will mainly focus on the proposed amendments and changes to the insolvency code that are under revision, including incongruent transactions, cash transactions, and intentionally disadvantaging transactions. In addition, insolvency petitions by a creditor and the associated changes to the law will be reviewed and discussed. Lastly, the proposed amendments will be critically evaluated. Next, the current as well as the revised German code will be compared to the Austrian norm. Not only the legal text per se, but also the present legal statutes - involving filing for insolvency, appeals made due to intentional as well as unintentional disadvantaging transactions, the handling of appeals regarding contemporaneous performances will be discussed in detail. The summary of the laws will then allow for a comparison of the similarities and differences found in the German and in the Austrian legislation. As a result, it will be concluded that a “harsh avoidance law” is of great economic importance, but legal certainty and security must also be considered and not neglected. Since the current Austrian legislation does not offer insufficient legal security, the overall conclusion is that a reform act is not needed.