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bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Brussels, Mödling, Vienna

Dr Florian Neumayr

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bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Head of Dispute Resolution and co-head Competition Department


Partner focused on Dispute Resolution (Arbitration & Litigation), Competition and Public Procurement Law


1999–2000 court practice, inter alia, at the Commercial Court Vienna, 2002 Dorda, since autumn 2002 bpv Hügel, since 2007 Associated Partner and since 2010 Partner, since 2016 co-managing partner.


German, English, Spanish, Dutch, Modern Greek


Vienna Bar Association, Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht e.V. (German Competition Association), International League of Competition Law, UIA, Center for International Legal Studies (Honorary Fellow), Wiener Rechtsgeschichtliche Gesellschaft (Viennese Society for Legal History)


University of Vienna (1999 Mag. iur., 2002 Dr. iur.), Aristotle University of Salonica (1998–1999 Erasmus), University of Nottingham (2001 LL.M. in International Commercial Law)


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s ‘knowledgeable and professional’ team provides an ‘excellent service level’ to a broad blue-chip client base when handling merger control, antitrust and international cartel defence work. ‘Top antitrust expertAstrid Ablasser-Neuhuber, who ‘radiates trust and is very easy to work with’, and the Brussels-based Gerhard Fussenegger represented RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria in a merger control proceeding, while also assisting Imerys with a range of antitrust and merger control issues. Other key members include antitrust litigation head Florian Neumayr and EU law team head Christian Schneider.

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Austria: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Acting for a strong roster of blue-chips, bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s caseload includes contractual disputes, takeover defence and private enforcement mandates while the team is also adept at handling product liability, construction and competition-related litigation. Recent work includes defending BP Europa against compensation claims pertaining to the termination of an operator agreement which were brought by a former petrol station operator. Florian Neumayr is the main contact.

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Austria: Merger Control

September 2018. By Dr. Florian Neumayr, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to merger control laws and regulations that may occur in Austria . It will cover jurisdictional thresholds, the substantive test, process, remedies, penalties, appeals as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Merger Control. [Continue Reading]

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