Gerhard Fussenegger specialises in European and Austrian competition law.
Gerhard has been advising national and international companies for over 15 years and has extensive experience in Austrian and European antitrust law (Antitrust, Merger Control and Market Dominance) and distribution law.
Selected mandates include:
Teaching activities and lectures
Gerhard is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences.
Rankings and Awards
Gerhard is listed in numerous rankings concerning antitrust law and merger control such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.
Education and professional background
He graduated in law from the University of Vienna in 1999 (Mag.iur.) and holds an LL.M. from King’s College London for European and Antitrust Law. In addition to his legal practice in national and international law firms, Gerhard Fussenegger has worked abroad for Gardner, Carton & Douglas in the USA and for the European Commission (DG Competition) in Brussels.
German, English, Dutch
Gerhard is the author of numerous publications, e.g:
Chambers Merger Control Guide, Austria, Chambers 2019
‘Country chapter Austria’ with Dr. Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber in ‘Global Legal Insights – Merger Control’, Global Legal Group, 2018
Chambers Merger Control Guide, Austria, Chambers 2018/2019
Abuse of Dominant Position and Globalization & Protection and Disclosure of Trade Secrets and Know-How, Springer
Chambers, Merger Control, Austria, Chambers (with Dr Stenitzer)
The pharmaceutical sector and competition law, Austrian Report, LIDC
Practical Law Competition Guide / Thomson Reuters “Art 101/102” / “Merger Control” (with Dr Neumayr)
IBA Antitrust Newsletters 2016
Antitrust in the Groceries Sector, Austrian Chapter, Springer
Kartellrecht (Overview on EU Competition Law), WEKA (together with Mag Schaumburger)
Chambers, Merger Control, Austria, Chambers (together with Dr Kühnert)
Abuse of Dominant position and Globalization, Austrian Report, LIDC (together with Dr Tahedl and Dr Schumacher)
The Merger Control Review – Austria, Law Business Research Ltd (together Dr Kühnert)
Transactional resolutions of antitrust proceedings , Austrian Chapter, LIDC
The Merger Control Review – Austria, Law Business Research Ltd (together with Dr Kühnert)
Chambers’ Merger Control, Austria, Chambers (together with Dr Kühnert)
SMEs and Competition rules – Should small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) be subject to other or specific competition rules? Springer
The grocery retail market: is antitrust efficiently handling this market? LIDC
Die Kfz-Gruppenfreistellungsverordnung Nr. 461/2010 (The motor block exemption 461/2010); WEKA Verlag 2011
Missbrauch einer marktbeherrschenden Stellung (Overview EU law-abuse of dominance); WEKA Verlag 2011
Vertrieb im Internet – Die neue vertikale GVO und deren Leitlinien (Internet-Distribution; the new vBER and its guidelines), together with A. Ablasser-Neuhuber, Austrian Competition Authority; Annual report 2011
Austrian Contributor for Oxford University Press with regard to their new initialized project EU Competition Law Case Reports; since 2010
Overview on Austrian RPM judgments; LIDC / e-competition, 2010
Austrian Contributor for Bellamy & Child, European Community Law of Competition; ongoing (since 2009)
Developments of Competition Law in Austria, together with A. Ablasser-Neuhuber, IBA Reports; ongoing (since 2008)
Die Kfz-Gruppenfreistellungsverordnung 1400/2002 (The motor block exemption 1400/2002); WEKA Verlag 2008
Merger filling in Austria, together with A. Ablasser-Neuhuber, Howrey Merger Foreign Filing Handbook; ongoing (2008-2010)
Leniency – Austria, together with A. Ablasser-Neuhuber, PLC, Competition Handbook Volume; ongoing (since 2006/07)
Monthly Austrian Rapporteur for PLC, together with A. Ablasser-Neuhuber, Practical Law Company; ongoing (since 2006)
USA, Land der (un)begrenzten Möglichkeiten (The enforcement of extraterritorial cartel-claims für compensation in the United States); ecolex, February 2006