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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

PARKRING 2, 1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
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Work +43 1 51 43 50
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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, Dr Bernhard Kofler-Senoner, Vienna, AUSTRIA

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Dr Bernhard Kofler-Senoner

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Web:
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CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

Work Department

Takeovers & Antitrust

Position

Partner

Head of Competition Practice Group
Areas of practice:
Distribution, Antitrust and Competition Law, M&A, Corporate Law

Career

Admitted 2006, (Attorney at Law), Austria
Positions:

  • Lecturer in antitrust law
  • Assistant, EC Competition Law (Prof. Korah), Fordham University (2001-2002)
  • Trainee, Wessing, Berenberg & Gossler, Düsseldorf, Germany (2001)
Head of Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. Partner at Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati since 2010.
Bernhard is an expert in handling complex (Phase II) merger control proceedings before the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has been
involved in numerous high profile cartel investigations and has advised clients in virtually all major cartel proceedings in Austria in recent years. He has vast experience of establishing national and international distribution networks under Austrian and European Union law (including selective distribution) and also advises clients on cartel damage claims as well as in connection with establishing sophisticated compliance management
systems.

Languages

German, English, French

Member

Member of the Austrian Bar Association and the „Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht“

Education

Fordham University (LL.M. 2002), Fulbright Scholarship; Robert Schuman Prize; University of Innsbruck (Mag. iur. 1999, Dr. iur. 2001)


Austria

EU and competition

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Bernhard Kofler-Senoner - CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

Within: EU and competition

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati handles state aid and cartel investigation proceedings, as well as advising clients on their compliance measures. The team has also been involved in a series of high-profile merger control cases: it represented OMV before the European Commission in merger control proceedings relating to its acquisition of joint control of Smatrics; acted for the sellers of Hali and Svoboda in proceedings that involved the four largest manufacturers of office furniture in the Austrian market; and represented Austria Asphalt before the Court of Justice of the European Union in proceedings concerning the merger control aspects relating to a joint venture with Teerag-Asdag. Bernhard Kofler-Senoner heads the team, which also includes Anna Wolf-Posch, who joined as a partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in January 2018, and counsel Michael Mayer .

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