The highest level
of expertise

Our lawyers advise clients on all aspects of commercial law. Thanks to decades of experience and expertise, at CERHA HEMPEL we know and understand the ins and outs of every area of law. At the national and international level, we continuously demonstrate our business know-how. Apart from guaranteeing unparalleled quality, trust, and professionalism in all areas of commercial law, CERHA HEMPEL also guarantees its clients the highest level of service combined with the latest legal knowledge.

Antitrust & Competition

CERHA HEMPEL is one of Austria's leading law firms in the area of antitrust and competition law. Our clients benefit from our comprehensive experience and pre-eminent track record in many of the highest profile cartel proceedings and most prominent Phase II merger control proceedings in recent years.

Our Antitrust & Competition Practice Group advises and represents Austrian and international clients before national and European competition authorities in all areas of national and European competition law.

In particular, our Practice Group possesses specialised know-how in representing clients before the European institutions and courts, in particular in state aid proceedings, and in all likelihood handles the highest number of proceedings of all Austrian law firms.

Our Practice Group can put together dedicated teams drawn from all of our CEE offices, which allows us to be a one-stop shop, able to provide advice for the entire region, something that is especially valued by our clients in merger proceedings.

The expertise and accomplishments of the CERHA HEMPEL Antitrust & Competition Practice Group merit its inclusion in all major international law firm rankings (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, JUVE, Global Competition Review).

  • Antitrust litigation and investigations
  • Merger control proceedings before the European Commission and national competition authorities in Austria and CEE
  • Abuse of dominance
  • State aid
  • Leniency applications
  • Dawn raids
  • Internal investigations
  • Compliance management systems
  • Design and assessment of distribution and cooperation systems, joint venture agreements
  • Private enforcement of antitrust damage claims

Our experts

Dr. Bernhard Kofler-Senoner, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 581
Dr. Hans Kristoferitsch, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 291
Dr. Anna Wolf-Posch, LL.M.
Partner
Austria
+43 1 514 35 581
JUDr. Karol Šiška
Partner
Slovak Republic
+421 2 2064 8580
Dr. Attila Dezső
Partner
Hungary
+36 1 457 80 40
Boyko Gerginov
Partner
Bulgaria
+359 2 401 09 99
Mgr. David Kučera
Partner
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Sergei Makarchuk, LL.M.
Partner
Belarus
+375 17 266 34 17
Mirela Nathanzon
Partner
Romania
+40 21 311 12 13
Dr. Tamás Polauf
Partner
Hungary
+36 1 457 80 40
Univ.-Prof. DDr. Peter Lewisch
Senior Counsel
Austria
+43 1 514 35 181
MMag. Dr. Michael Mayer
Counsel
Austria
+43 1 514 35 270
Natalia Balaban
Senior Associate
+373 791 555 57
JUDr Zuzana Bannert Mikulová
Senior Associate
Slovak Republic
+421 2 2064 8580
Dr. Gergely Barabás
Senior Associate
Hungary
+ 36 1 457 80 40
Kalin Bonev
Senior Associate
Bulgaria
+359 2 401 09 99
Dr. Katalin Deák
Senior Associate
Hungary
+ 36 1 457 80 40
Dr. Ana Feiler
Senior Associate
Austria
+43 1 514 35 303
Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Maláčová
Senior Associate
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711
Anda Nicoara
Senior Associate
Romania
+40 21 311 12 13
Dr. Márton Osztheimer
Senior Associate
Hungary
+36 1 457 80 40
Mgr. Pavlína Růžičková
Senior Associate
Czech Republic
+420 221 111 711