Competition law is one of bpv Hügel’s major practice areas and the firm’s team of specialized lawyers, located in Vienna and Brussels, is amongst the largest and most experienced in Austria. The Brussels office of bpv-Hügel serves as a perfect interface with the European institutions.

bpv Hügel advises and represents companies on all questions of Austrian and European antitrust and merger control law. In this regard the team has built up a considerable track record by handling many of the most important antitrust and merger control cases in recent years in Austria.

This includes inter alia representation and defence in antitrust and abuse of market dominance proceedings before the Austrian and European competition authorities, covering assistance in the case of dawn raids, development of defence strategies for possible antitrust claims, labour law suits and claims for damages, advice and representation in merger control proceedings, structuring of joint ventures and other forms of cooperation and sales agreements .

Due to the firm’s co-operation with the bpv-legal offices in CEE – themselves also ranked as firms specialised in competition law – as well as with specialized firms across Europe bpv Hügel is able to provide a seamless cross-border service with regard to the entire range of competition law issues arising in the jurisdictions relevant to a particular transaction. Additionally, this network enables bpv Hügel to perform multinational merger filings.