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

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Christian Mayer

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Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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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). 


German, English, French


Vienna bar, IBA, Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht


University of Vienna


tennis, soccer


EU and competition

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Christian Mayer - Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Within: EU and competition

Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH's EU and competition practice is noted for its strength in the energy, media and tourism sectors. Practice head Christian Mayer represented Sri Trang Agro-Industries in proceedings relating to restrictions on the global distribution of joint venture products, leading to a landmark judgment by the Austrian Supreme Court; acted for a financial services company in Austrian merger control proceedings concerning the acquisition of a leading manufacturer; and is advising the Association of Austrian Hoteliers on a variety of matters, including competition law, state aid and general EU legislation. Moritz Am Ende is also noted.

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