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

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Thomas Starlinger

Tel:
Work +43 1 383 60
Email:
Schima Mayer Starlinger Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Energy

Position

Partner

Career

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

Thomas advises national and international clients on all aspects of energy law. His expertise covers a wide range of regulatory and industry questions, price revisions and arbitration, as well as proceedings before national regulatory authorities and the European Commission. He also specializes in transactions and public law.

After graduating from University of Vienna School of Law in 1982, Thomas began his career as law clerk with the Austrian Supreme Administrative Court before joining the General State Attorney’s office. Thereafter, he gained 20 years of industry experience at OMV, a leading European oil and gas company. He started in central legal services, providing legal support to all national and international company divisions (e.g. in Canada and Pakistan). In the course of a reorganisation of OMV in 2001, Thomas became head of legal of its natural gas operations. From 2003 to 2007, Thomas was Chief Executive Officer of AGGM Austrian Gas Grid Management AG, the independent distribution system operator of most of Austria’s high pressure gas distribution grid, and, from 2004 until 2007, he chaired the committee on legal affairs of the Association of Gas and District Heating Supply Companies (Fachverband der Gas- und Wärmeversorgungsunternehmungen). When moving into private practice, Thomas became head of the energy law team at a leading Austrian law firm specialized in business and commercial law (2007 to 2015).

Languages

German, English

Member

Vienna bar

Education

University of Vienna School of Law


Austria

Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

With a focus on energy law, Starlinger Mayer Rechtsanwälte GmbH is well versed in assisting network operators, industrial consumers, energy traders and suppliers with contentious and non-contentious energy contract matters alongside competition law and regulatory issues such as tariff setting. Moritz Am Ende and ‘outstanding and pragmatic energy lawyer’ and team head Thomas Starlinger advised the Austrian Hoteliers Association on the Austrian energy tax credit refund scheme and other energy law matters.

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