Margarethe Rammerstorfer

WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Professor of Finance and Impact Investments

Professor Margarethe Rammerstorfer is a Professor of Finance and Impact Investments at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where she also doubles as the Program Director for Master in Finance and Accounting. Before now, Prof. Margarethe was the department head of International Management, associate Professor for Finance and Accounting at MODUL University, Vienna and the Program area director for BSC in international management, Head of Industry Advisory Board for International Management. She has published extensively in the fields of finance, energy economics and competition law

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Articles

536 Bulletin

Stefan Bogner, Margarethe Rammerstorfer Mergers in the energy sector: An overview of EU and national case law

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In economic practice and theory, merger and acquisition transactions (M&A) play a very important role. Especially, for the energy sector in Europe, M&A has become a common occurrence because of increasing competition, market imperfections and regulations, but also because of the general uncertainty inherent in energy markets (especially the energy crisis caused by the war in the Ukraine). Moreover, the need for sustainable and reliable energy and the search for alternatives to Russian gas and fossil fuels have led to a surge in M&A activity in the sector. In the following paragraphs, we structure the cases of mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry and highlight relevant decisions of competition authorities.

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