DDr Christian F Schneider > bpv Hügel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

bpv Hügel

Work Department

Head of Public & Regulatory Practice Group


Partner; Public & Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Public Procurement Law, Energy Law, European Law


1995–2000 Assistant Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna , since 2001 Associated Partner with bpv Hügel, since 2004 Partner with bpv Hügel, Lecturer at Vienna University, 2013 award of the right to teach Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and the related fields of European Law by University of Vienna (Habilitation)


German, English, French


Vienna Bar Association, Austrian Commission of Jurists, Association of German Teachers for Constitutional Law (Vereinigung der deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer)


University of Vienna (1993 Mag. iur., 1996 Dr. iur.), Vienna University of Economics and Business (1995 Mag. rer. soc. oec., 2001 Dr. rer. soc. oec.)


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Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Administrative law and public sector

(Hall of Fame)

Christian Schneiderbpv Hügel

The administrative law and public sector practice at bpv Hügel is praised by a client for the ‘competence of each individual lawyer paired with the uncomplicated internal coordination with other internal office departments’. State aid law, public procurement and environmental law are areas of expertise for the firm, particularly in regard to planning, zoning and waste management law. Public healthcare constitutes another specialisation of the team led by Christian Schneider and Christian Macho. The latter focuses on construction contracts and real estate public law as well as regional planning, while Schneider is frequently sought after for his experience in procedures before administrative courts.

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 > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Christian Schneiderbpv Hügel

The main focus of bpv Hügel’s projects and energy practice is on advising a wide range of clients on regulatory issues, where the team works closely with its competition department, particularly for matters concerning energy regulation. In line with the firm’s strong presence in Brussels, the practice is also able to provide comprehensive advice on questions surrounding EU law. Practice head Christian Schneider has extensive expertise in environmental law as well as work relating to public procurement and the energy sector.

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.