Rainer Palmstorfer

Salzburg University
Lawyer (Research Assistant)

Rainer Palmstorfer has a law degree from the University of Salzburg (2005). In 2007, he took part in the collaborative LL.M. programme in transnational business practice (Salzburg University/ University of the Pacific). He has been a research assistant at the Salzburg University Department of Labour Law, Economic Law and European Law since 2007. He specializes in the field of European Common Market and Competition Law. He is also writing his doctoral thesis in this domain.

Articles

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Rainer Palmstorfer The Austrian Supreme Court considers a shopping centre’s non-competition provision to be valid under the cartel-ban provision (McArthurGlen / Europark)

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On 25 March, 2009, the Austrian Supreme Court ruled that a shopping centre’s “radius-clause” provision (i.e. non-competition provision) is not anti-competitive because it does not make a significant contribution to the sealing-off effect brought about by the totality of such agreements in their (...)

Rainer Palmstorfer The Austrian Supreme Court rules that an advantage that may qualify as an existing State aid under Art. 87 EC may be considered permissible as long as the EC Commission has not declared this advantage as being incompatible (Newspaper cross-financing, Wiener Zeitung II)

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On 10 June, 2008, the Austrian Supreme Court ruled that the view according to which an advantage that may qualify as an existing state aid measure under Article 87 EC may be considered permissible as long as the Commission has not declared this advantage as being incompatible with the Common (...)

Rainer Palmstorfer The Austrian Cartel Court opposes to damages action ruling that an application seeking a declaratory judgement on a past infringement lack legitimate interest (MGE-RB Parndorf)

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On 31 August, 2007, the Austrian Cartel Court rejected an application seeking a declaratory judgement on a past infringement of Austrian and EC provisions on the grounds that the applicants failed to prove a legitimate interest. Background MGE-RB Parndorf GmbH (“MGE-RB”) operates a factory (...)

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