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bpv Hügel

Work Department

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)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

bpv Hügel has gained a reputation as a competition and antitrust law litigation specialist, which is not least due to co-managing partner Florian Neumayr‘s expertise in this area, and which forms the team’s central pillar alongside corporate and shareholder disputes. He co-heads the practice with arbitration and litigation specialist Markus Schifferl, who joined the firm in March 2021 from Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich. Clients include large blue chips across various sectors including automotive, manufacturing and energy (including oil and gas).

Austria > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

bpv Hügel‘s arbitration practice received a significant boost with the arrival of experienced party counsel and arbitrator Markus Schifferl from Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich in March 2021; he now jointly heads the practice with competition law expert Florian Neumayr. The team stands out for its extensive engineering and energy sector client base.

Austria > EU and competition

The EU and competition law practice at bpv Hügel is ‘an important resource for quick questions as well as for in-depth analysis’.  The firm excels in contentious, non-contentious and multi-jurisdictional work alike, handling merger control filings, FDI investments, and cartel cases for domestic and international corporations. Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber and Florian Neumayr, who have a focus on competition law, and EU-expert Christian Schneider are the practice head. Gerhard Fussenegger advises clients out of the firm’s Brussels office and is heavily involved in the EU litigation practice. Verena Hügel left the firm in 2021 for an in-house position.

Austria > Public procurement

With a presence in Brussels, the procurement practice at bpv Hügel can seamlessly advise on national and EU-related procurement cases. The firm is specialised in disputes before administrative authorities and administrative courts, thus regularly representing clients in review proceedings. Christian Schneider leads the team, with Florian Neumayr and Christian Macho also additional key contacts in the department.

Comparative Guides

Austria: Merger Control October 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Merger Control laws and regulations that may occur in Austria.