Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber

bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte

Astrid Ablasser-Neuhuber is a partner with bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte and head of the competition law practice group. She has been practising EC competition law in Vienna and Brussels since 1998. She represents national and international clients in antitrust and merger cases before the Austrian and European competition authorities, as well as in proceedings before the European Courts.

She graduated from the University of Salzburg, where she also obtained a degree in journalism and French. She gained extensive experience in merger control and antitrust law while working with several antitrust authorities (a stage at the European Commission, Merger Task Force, legal assistant to the president of the Austrian Cartel Court in Vienna). Following her doctoral thesis, she worked in the competition department of Linklaters, London, and joined Hügel & Partner in 1998.

Astrid has been top-ranked in various international and national rankings and is a frequent speaker at conferences on competition law. Her publications include Antitrust Law and Trade Regulations, Austrian Section, Matthew Bender & Company; co-author with Loewenheim/Meessen/Riesenkampff (Hrsg); and European and German Competition Law, CH Beck.

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