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Dieter Zandler

Partner
Attorney-at-law for antitrust law

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

Specialisation in competition law & EU

Dieter Zandler is an attorney-at-law specializing in European and Austrian antitrust law.

Industries

He represents national and international companies in competition proceedings before the Austrian competition authorities, the European Commission and in courts especially concerning cartel (fines), merger control and abuse of dominance. He also advises his clients on competition compliance and in connection with antitrust damage actions.

Lectures

Dieter Zandler is also regularly giving courses/trainings with a focus on antitrust compliance and competition law problems in distribution systems. In addition, he has been a guest lecturer at the University of Vienna for several years concerning competition law aspects of distribution agreements in university seminars of Prof. Dr. Johannes Reich-Rohrwig.

Ranking

-          JUVE-Ranking Antitrust Law in the JUVE Magazine for Commercial Lawyers in Austria November/December 2018: Often recommended.

-          JUVE-Ranking Antitrust Law in the JUVE Magazine for Commercial Lawyers in Austria November/December 2016: Frequently recommended.

-          Chambers Europe Competition/European Law (2019): Clients describe Dieter Zandler of CMS as “an expert in competition law who stands out in the Austrian market through his expertise and knowledge”.

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Clients describe Dieter Zandler as “an expert in competition law who stands out in the Austrian market through his expertise and knowledge”

Chambers, 2019

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

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Corporate/M&A

Specialisation corporate law/M&A

Dieter Zandler is an attorney-at-law for corporate law/M&A and competition law & EU. In the area of M&A, he specialises in public M&A and private equity transactions.

Industries

Dieter Zandler has many years of experience in Austrian takeover law and has assisted clients in a number of ground-breaking proceedings before the Austrian Takeover Commission, in particular with regard to the pricing of takeover bids and the review of the violation of the obligation to make an offer by jointly acting legal entities.

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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

  • Mergerfilers.com: National expert and author of chapter on Austrian merger control – together with Vanessa Horaceck
  • The Merger Control Review - Edition 10 - Austria, together with Linda Marterer and Vanessa Horaceck (2019)
  • The Private Competition Enforcement Review - Edition 12 - Austria, together with Bernt Elsner and Marlene Wimmer-Nistelberger (2019)
  • The Merger Control Review - Edition 9- Austria, together with Linda Marterer (2018)
  • The Dominance and Monopolies Review - Edition 6 - Austria, together with Bernt Elsner and Molly Kos (2018)
  • The Private Competition Enforcement Review - Edition 11 - Austria, together with Bernt Elsner and Molly Kos (2018)
  • 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 Kartellbußgeldrecht (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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