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CERHA HEMPEL gains another antitrust partner

CERHA HEMPEL expands its antitrust practice with the addition of Dr. Michael Mayr.


On 1 October 2020, Dr. Michael Mayr, LL.M. joined CERHA HEMPEL as a new partner in the antitrust and competition team.

Michael Mayr has joined CERHA HEMPEL in Vienna after practising for 15 years at Cleary Gottlieb in Brussels and Cologne. He has been advising clients for many years on all aspects of European, German and Austrian antitrust, competition and state aid law in a wide range of industrial sectors. Together with practice group head Dr. Bernhard Kofler-Senoner, LL.M. and Dr. Anna Wolf-Posch, LL.M. as well as partners Dr. Hans Kristoferitsch, LL.M. and Dr. Stefan Huber, LL.M., the firm's Vienna office now has five partners, one senior counsel, two counsel, and a team of several associates advising in antitrust, competition and state aid law.

In addition to his experience in European antitrust and merger control proceedings before the European Commission in Brussels, Michael Mayr brings with him extensive experience in advising on complex international transactions and antitrust proceedings in jurisdictions outside Europe. Michael Mayr also regularly represents clients in proceedings before the Austrian and German antitrust authorities. His practice also includes sector-specific regulatory law and foreign investment control law. Michael Mayr studied law and political science in Vienna, Paris and London. He is the author of numerous publications.

"CERHA HEMPEL is one of the most prestigious law firms in Austria and has a leading position not only in antitrust and competition law, but in all legal areas in which the firm is active in Austria and in Central and Eastern Europe. I'm extremely pleased to be part of the firm's outstanding antitrust practice," says Dr. Michael Mayr.

"We're very pleased that Michael Mayr has decided to join our antitrust and competition group. His experience and dedication to delivering the highest standards of legal advice are aligned with our own core values. His addition further solidifies our strategy of being a leading Austrian law firm in every area of corporate law", says Dr. Bernhard Kofler-Senoner, head of the antitrust law practice group at CERHA HEMPEL.