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Bernhard Kofler-Senoner

Vienna, Austria Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Competition/European Law
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Top-rated Bernhard Kofler-Senoner advises predominantly on large cross-border merger control cases for a diverse clientele. He also assists with investigations including dawn raids. One interviewee notes: "He is very experienced and has deep knowledge and understanding of Austrian and EU competition and antitrust laws. His key strength is to tailor the assessments to the exact needs of the respective client," concluding: "We are always impressed by his efficiency, responsiveness and ability to handle challenging situations professionally."
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Practice Areas

Antitrust, Compliance, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Career

Bernhard is a partner at CERHA HEMPEL since 2010. With almost 20 years of experience in the area of competition law, he heads the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group comprising lawyers from its office in Vienna and its CEE offices. Bernhard is renowned for his know-how in complex (Phase II) merger control proceedings and high profile cartel proceedings (especially in the mobile phone, consumer electronics, food retail, real estate, and construction sectors).

He has vast experience in designing and implementing compliance management systems and in establishing national and international distribution networks with a special focus on the electronics sector. He also advises clients on damage claims that are made following competition law infringements.

Professional Memberships

Vienna Bar; IBA; Member of the „Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht“.

Publications

Numerous publications on Austrian and European antitrust law and regularly publishes on competition law developments (e.g. Europe competing with China and the USA, 2019; The assessment of vertical price fixing by the German Federal Cartel Office, 2018; Austria Asphalt: A landmark decision on EU merger control, 2017).

Personal

Admitted to the Austrian Bar in 2006; Fordham University (LL.M. 2002), Fulbright Scholarship; Robert Schuman Prize; University of Innsbruck (Mag. iur. 1999, Dr. iur. 2001).

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