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

(Leading individuals)

Christian Schneiderbpv Hügel

Although focused on litigation before administrative courts, the service portfolio at bpv Hügel ranges from advice to public healthcare entities and municipalities to environmental law such as planning, zoning and waste management law. Christian Schneider, whose experience in this area also includes litigation, jointly leads the team with Christian Macho.

Austria > Projects and energy

Regulatory issues including the implementation of the EU energy framework or network tariffs are at the forefront of bpv Hügel‘s energy practice. In addition to electricity and gas, the team also has expertise in matters relating to fuels, district heating and energy efficiency. Energy and telecoms specialist Christian Schneider, who has a focus on all areas of public law, leads the team.

Austria > EU and competition

bpv Hügel has a particular strength in merger control matters and also fields a stand-out antitrust litigation practice where Florian Neumayr is the key name. Neumayr shares the practice lead with EU specialist Christian Schneider and Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber, who is notably strong across a wide range of competition matters. The department has seen an uptick in tech clients, as such companies are under intense scrutiny by Austria competition authorities. Close collaboration with affiliated offices in the CEE region as well as with the firm’s Brussels branch gives the team an edge over many competitors when it comes to multi-jurisdictional work.