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bpv Hügel

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Brussels, Mödling, Vienna

Dr Florian Neumayr

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bpv Hügel

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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)


Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

bpv Hügel handles contractual disputes, takeover defence and private enforcement matters but the team, which is led by Florian Neumayr, is also experienced in product liability, construction and competition-related litigation.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

bpv Hügel specialises in merger control, antitrust and international cartel defence work. Practice head Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber advised a real estate company on complex capital markets, merger control and antitrust issues stemming from a takeover involving the two other leading Austrian real estate companies, and represented the Austrian Association for the Wood Industry in a third-party intervention in the largest Austrian merger of office furniture companies. Ablasser-Neuhuber and Gerhard Fussenegger, the co-managing partner of the firm's Brussels office, are also advising Axel Springer on all its competition and merger control proceedings in Austria. Antitrust litigation expert Florian Neumayr and Christian Schneider, who specialises in EU law, are also key members of the team. The practice's blue-chip client base also includes A1 Telekom Austria, Raiffeisen Ware Austria and Verbund.

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IHL Briefings

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Austria: Merger Control (3rd edition)

September 2018. By Dr. Florian Neumayr, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to merger control laws and regulations that may occur in Austria . It will cover jurisdictional thresholds, the substantive test, process, remedies, penalties, appeals as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Merger Control. [Continue Reading]

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Legal Developments in Austria

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