Barnert Egermann Illigasch

Competition/European Law Department

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What the team is known for Notable practice advising international and domestic clients on a full range of competition issues, with established expertise in merger control filings. Particularly strong in antitrust and cartel cases, frequently assisting with issues related to abuse of position and anti-competitive behaviour. Supports clients in investigations and regulatory issues, with additional expertise in competition litigation. Works closely with well-known foreign law firms on international mandates.

Strengths Clients endorse the firm for its "practical and efficient" work and also report that the firm "gives very good general advice in this area."

Work highlights Assisted Triton with the Austrian merger control filing regarding the acquisition of ZARGES Group by WernerCo.

Notable practitioners

Isabella Hartung maintains her position as a market-leading lawyer, providing clients with expertise in complex merger control proceedings and abuse of dominance. Clients regard her as "very efficient, very good at giving a prognosis of how long everything will take and what is realistic," further describing her as "very down-to-earth with great social skills and a pleasure to work with." She assisted MEAG with the Austrian merger control filing regarding its acquisition of a 49% stake in German company STEAG Fernwärme.