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bpv Huegel

Competition/European Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 1AustriaEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding practice, particularly renowned for multi-jurisdictional merger control procedures. Displays strength also in contentious elements of competition law, frequently representing clients in multinational competition litigation, cartel cases and follow-on damages claims involving the Austrian and EU competition authorities. Substantial knowledge of state aid proceedings and compliance matters, including internal training and compliance programmes. Represents clients from a range of industries, including energy, telecommunications and technology.

Strengths

One client notes: "The firm's experience is really strong, particularly regarding strategic advice. All lawyers understand their field excellently and they know our company and the market very well," adding: "We get tactically and strategically perfect advice."

Another client hails the "outstanding advice and particular focus on solutions," adding: "The cooperation was excellent in all regards."

Work highlights

Assisted Eurazeo with the Austrian merger control proceedings relating to its acquisition of 2R Holdings, adjust, Elemica and Herschel.

Notable practitioners

Leading lawyer Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber advises on a wide range of competition matters including complex cross-border merger control, compliance and investigations including dawn raids. She also assists with cartel matters and follow-on actions. Observing her pioneering position in the market, one interviewee states: "Astrid is doing an outstanding job, and what is remarkable is that her team is doing something different to everyone else. She gets the large cases because she is so well known."

Florian Neumayr advises on cartel matters including leniency applications and is especially active on follow-on damages claims. Praising his way of working, one client describes him as "practice-oriented, hands-on and with a good technical understanding and know-how."

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Overview

Our competition practice is among the premier groups in the Austrian market, with one of its largest and most experienced teams. We regularly advise clients on a full spectrum of complex competition matters, including merger control, cartel defence (including leniency applications and dawn raids), abuse of dominance cases, follow-on private damages claims, the formation of joint ventures and cross-border M&A transactions, internal investigations, antitrust compliance, and various antitrust counselling matters. Our roster of blue-chip clients includes some of the largest organisations in Austria, as well as multinationals from around the world.

In addition to Chambers and Partners, we are also recognised as Band 1 by Legal 500, JUVE, and Global Competition Review.

Thanks to the firm’s affiliation with other top-ranked bpv Legal offices in the CEE as well as specialised firms across Europe, bpv Huegel provides a seamless cross-border service for the entire range of competition law issues arising in European jurisdictions, including multinational merger filings. With our office in Brussels, we also regularly advise in cases with a nexus to Austria or a bpv Legal jurisdiction on a merger, cartel, and abuse of dominance matters before the European Commission.

Competition/European Law Department

bpv Huegel

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Ares-Tower

Donau-City-Strasse 11

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1220

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Austria

Competition/European Law


Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber
Band 1
Florian Neumayr
Band 2