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Dieter Zandler

Partner

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Gauermanngasse 2
1010 Vienna
Austria
Languages German, English, French
Competition & EU

Dieter Zandler joined CMS Vienna in 2007. He specialises in European and Austrian antitrust law, representing international and Austrian clients especially in cartel (fine), merger control and abuse of dominance proceedings before national competition authorities and the European Commission. Furthermore, he also advises clients in the field of antitrust compliance and antitrust damage actions. Before joining CMS, Dieter Zandler worked at the Austrian Cartel Court and at two international law firms in Vienna. In 2011, he was seconded to the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels.

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Education

  • 2011 - Admission to the Bar
  • 2006 - Master of Laws, Central European University (Budapest/New York)
  • 2006 - Visiting Exchange Student J.D. Programme, Emory University School of Law (Atlanta)
  • 2002 - Mag. iur., University of Salzburg
  • 2005 - Dr. iur, University of Salzburg
  • 2005 - Erasmus, ELTE AJK (Budapest)
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Memberships

  • Vienna Bar Association
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
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Publications

  • Commentary to secs. 2, 11, 14, 18 ÜbG in Huber (Editor), Übernahmegesetz Kommentar2 (2017) 
  • Vorbereitung und Durchführung von M&A-Transaktionen (Preparation and Execution of M&A Transactions)  im Spannungsfeld zwischen Transaktionssicherheit und kartellrechtlichen Vorgaben, in DACH Europäische Anwaltsvereinigung e.V. (Editor), Unternehmenskauf und –verkauf sowie (grenzüberschreitende) Verschmelzung – DACH Schriftenreihe 47 (2016), 171, together with Arno Scharf 
  • Die wirtschaftliche Einheit als Normadressat im Kartellbußrecht (NZKart - Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, 2016)
  • The Private Competition Enforcement Review - Edition 10 - Austria, with Bernt Elsner and Molly Kos (2017)
  • Vergleichsverfahren im Kartellrecht, with Bernt Elsner (Wirtschaftsblatt, 13/11/2014)
  • “Acting in Concert” under Austrian Takeover Law: Avoiding the Pitfalls, together with Peter Huber (The American Lawyer 2012)
  • Exit-Regelungen in Private Equity-Transaktionen, together with Peter Huber (ecolex 2007, 832)
  • Bußgelder und Kronzeugenregelung im Europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht (2005)
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Corporate/M&A

Dieter Zandler joined CMS Vienna in 2007. In the field of M&A, he specialises in public M&A and private equity transactions. He has considerable experience in Austrian takeover law where he represented clients in a number of landmark cases before the Austrian Takeover Commission especially involving questions pertaining to the pricing of takeover offers and whether parties violated their obligation to launch a public takeover offer by “acting in concert”.” 

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Education

  • 2011 - Admission to the Bar
  • 2006 - Master of Laws, Central European University (Budapest/New York)
  • 2006 - Visiting Exchange Student J.D. Programme, Emory University School of Law (Atlanta)
  • 2002 - Mag. iur., University of Salzburg 
  • 2005 - Dr. iur, University of Salzburg
  • 2005 - Erasmus, ELTE AJK (Budapest)
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Memberships

  • Vienna Bar Association
  • Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
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Publications

  • Commentary to secs. 2, 11, 14, 18 ÜbG in Huber (Editor), Übernahmegesetz Kommentar2 (2017) 
  • Vorbereitung und Durchführung von M&A-Transaktionen im Spannungsfeld zwischen Transaktionssicherheit und kartellrechtlichen Vorgaben, in DACH Europäische Anwaltsvereinigung e.V. (Editor), Unternehmenskauf und –verkauf sowie (grenzüberschreitende) Verschmelzung – DACH Schriftenreihe 47 (2016), 171, together with Arno Scharf 
  • Die wirtschaftliche Einheit als Normadressat im Kartellbußrecht (NZKart - Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, 2016)
  • The Private Competition Enforcement Review - Edition 10 - Austria, with Bernt Elsner and Molly Kos (2017)
  • Vergleichsverfahren im Kartellrecht, together with Bernt Elsner (Wirtschaftsblatt, 13/11/2014)
  • “Acting in Concert” under Austrian Takeover Law: Avoiding the Pitfalls, together with Peter Huber (The American Lawyer 2012)
  • Exit-Regelungen in Private Equity-Transaktionen, together with Peter Huber (ecolex 2007, 832)
  • Bußgelder und Kronzeugenregelung im Europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht (2005)
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