Former Clear Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton attorney Michael Mayr has become a partner in the Antitrust and Competition team at Cerha Hempel in Vienna.
Mayr joins Cerha Hempel’s Vienna office after 15 years at Cleary Gottlieb in Brussels and Cologne. According to Cerha Hempel, “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." The firm reports that “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."
“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,” Mayr said. “I’m extremely pleased to be part of the firm's outstanding antitrust practice.”
"We're very pleased that Michael Mayr has decided to join our antitrust and competition group,” commented Cerha Hempel Partner Bernhard Kofler-Senoner, who heads the firm's Antitrust and Competition practice. “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.”
Editorial Note: In February 2022, a Cerha Hempel spokesperson notifying CEE Legal Matters that Mayr had left the firm in May 2021 to establish his own firm.