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Schoenherr

Competition/European Law

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

Market-leading firm advising on all competition law matters, with a particular focus on large, cross-border merger control across various different industry sectors. Also assists clients with investigations including dawn raids, abuse of dominance and follow-on litigation resulting from larger cartel cases. Further areas of focus include state aid issues.

Strengths

Highlighting several strengths, one interviewee states: "The Schoenherr lawyers are very good and collegial, showing a high level of expertise and, as such, always deliver a high quality of work."

Noting the firm's position in the market, one client states: "They are extremely experienced and reliable, outstandingly connected in the market, deliver high-quality and on a personal level are very pleasant."

Work highlights

Advised OMV on competition matters pertaining to its strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Notable practitioners

Pre-eminent practitioner Franz Urlesberger advises high-profile clients on merger control cases, follow-on claims and abuse of dominance cases. Noting several strengths, one client states: "He is very pragmatic, provides excellent analysis, gets to the point and is very client-oriented and available."

Star individual Hanno Wollmann excellently advises on a wide range of issues including large merger control cases, follow-on proceedings and abuse of dominance. Observing his market dominance, one interviewee states: "A star has to be an icon and leader in cartel and competition law and at the moment there is no one else but him."

Stefanie Stegbauer assists clients with a variety of competition matters including complex merger control cases, investigations and internal audits. One impressed interviewee states: "Stefanie combines thorough legal knowledge with a pragmatic approach," adding: "We have always been very pleased with the quality of her work."

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Overview

Schoenherr’s eu & competition practice advises clients from across all industries in merger control, anti-trust and state aid matters at European and national levels throughout the firm’s comprehensive network in the CEE region, and its office in Brussels.
In addition, the practice supports other teams when specific issues under European law arise, for instance under the Accession Agreements of new Member States.

Clients

Altstoff Recycling Austria

Baumit Beteiligungen GmbH

Energie Steiermark

Funke Media Group

Gewista

Heineken / Brau Union

Japan Tobacco International

JCDecaux

KONE

Mondi AG

OMV AG

PremiQaMed

Red Bull

REWE

Uniqa

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

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Competition/European Law

Schoenherr

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Location

Schottenring 19

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Austria

Competition/European Law


Franz Urlesberger
Band 1
Hanno Wollmann
Star Individuals
Stefanie Stegbauer
Band 4