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Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Christian Mayer, Vienna, AUSTRIA

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Christian Mayer

Tel:
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Email:
Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Competition

Position

Partner

Career

Christian Mayer is a name partner of Starlinger Mayer attorneys-at-law.

Christian advises national and international clients on all aspects of Austrian and international competition and merger control law. His practice is particularly focused on regulated industries (energy, telecommunications, railways), media and tourism.

In recent years, Christian inter alia advised and represented:


-     an operator of a gas fired power plant with respect to a long-term gas supply agreement;

-     a defendant in a case on non-compete obligations in connection with a production joint venture;

-     a customer with respect to a long-term energy storage contract;

-     the buyer of a share in Austria's largest gas transmission system;

-     an association of hoteliers with respect to price parity clauses used by online booking platforms;

-     the buyer in the merger of two leading Austrian ski resorts;

-     the buyer in the acquisition of a TV station in Austria.

Christian and his team also often help clients to structure or assess from a competition law perspective their relationship with other market participants. Furthermore, they develop and implement compliance policies and trainings for and with their clients. The team is also very experienced in national and European merger filings, including phase II proceedings. 

Christian has repeatedly been ranked amongst Austria's top competition lawyers. He is a frequent speaker at competition law conferences. His recurring teaching assignments include a lecture on European and international competition law at the University of St.Gallen HSG as well as his position as chairperson of the competition law module of the Executive Master of European and International Business Law in Brussels. Before starting his career as an attorney, Christian was research assistant and academic coordinator with the Institute of European and International Business Law at the University of St.Gallen (Chair Prof. Baudenbacher). 

Languages

German, English, French

Member

Vienna bar, IBA, Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht

Education

University of Vienna

Leisure

tennis, soccer


Austria

EU and competition

Within: Next generation lawyers

Christian Mayer - Starlinger Mayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Within: EU and competition

Starlinger Mayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s ‘well connected’ team provides an ‘impressive service level’ as well as ‘quick responses’ and acts for a number of energy, infrastructure and media sector players. ‘Ambitious and solution-oriented’ team head Christian Mayer, who has ‘vast experience in dealing with the Austrian competition authorities’ and ‘is able to find the needle in a haystack when setting up a defence strategy’, advised KURIER Zeitungsverlag und Druckerei Gesellschaft on competition law issues pertaining to its acquisition of Schau-TV. Moritz am Ende is recommended.

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