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bpv Hügel

Work Department

Head of competition law department


Head of competition law department; national and European antitrust and merger control law, representing national and international clients in antitrust and merger cases before the Austrian and European competition authorities as well as in proceedings before the European Courts


1995 European Commission (Directorate General for Competition, stage in the Merger Task Force) 1998 court practice at the Cartel Court (Legal Assistant to the President) 1998 internship with Linklaters & Alliance (London) 1998–2002 associate with Haarmann Hemmelrath Hügel (Vienna) since 2002 associated partner with bpv Hügel since 2004 partner, head of competition law department


German, English, French, Italian, Spanish


Board member of the Austrian Federation for the Protection of Intellectual Property (ÖV), Vice-President of the Competition Law Commission of the UIA, member of Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (for 6 years on the Board), member of the International Bar Association, the Vienna Bar Association and the International League of Competition Law (LIDC)


University of Salzburg (1993 Mag. iur., 1997 Dr. iur.), University of Salzburg: Master in Journalism and French (1997 Mag. phil.)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > EU and competition

(Hall of Fame)

Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuberbpv Hügel

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.

Comparative Guides

Austria: Merger Control September 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Merger Control laws and regulations that may occur in Austria.