Michael Zellhofer

OBB (Vienna)
Lawyer (Associate)

Michael Zellhofer has more than 10 years of professional experience and has passed the bar exam. Since 2010, he has been a lawyer in the International Pipeline Project "Nabucco" and, since 2012, in the ÖBB Group. Extensive expertise in the following areas: antitrust, regulation, procurement, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, rail liberalization, contract law.

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17527 Bulletin

Michael Zellhofer, Stephan Polster The Austrian and German Competition Authorities issue reports on fuel price developments and investigate alleged concerted practices by multi-national oil companies (OMV / Shell / ExxonMobil / BP / Eni / Conoco)


Introduction On 11 July 2008, the Federal Competition Authority ("Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde" ; hereinafter referred to as FCA) published its first interim report on fuel prices in Austria with special regard to alleged concerted practices of well-established multi-national oil companies (OMV, (...)

Michael Zellhofer, Stephan Polster The Austrian Supreme Court revokes settlement obligations by a dominant undertaking due to altered market conditions (Mediaprint / Moser Holding)


Background In 1999 Moser Holding (the publisher of the Tyrolean daily newspaper "Tiroler Tageszeitung") filed an application pursuant to sec. 35 Austrian Cartel Act 1988 before the Austrian Cartel Court, alleging its competitor Mediaprint (the publisher of national daily newspapers "Krone" and (...)

Michael Zellhofer, Stephan Polster The Austrian Federal Competition Authority applies for record fines amounting to EUR 88 M. against five companies in the elevator and escalator industry and applies leniency


Background On 5 October, 2007, the Austrian Federal Competition Authority ("BWB") announced that it had applied before the Austrian Cartel Court for fines amounting to EUR 88 million against five companies active in the elevator and escalator industry. After in-depth investigations by the BWB (...)

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