Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A, Competition, Antitrust and Merger Control

Professional Experience

Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Commercial and Business Law of the University of Vienna; Lecturer at the University of Vienna (since 1995), at the University of Salzburg (since 2000), at the Danube University Krems (since 2008) and at the “Tax Management” master-program, FH Campus Wien and Austrian Ministry of Finance, at the Qualification Program of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKÖ) for members of supervisory boards; Lecturer and head of the Law Department of the “Banking and Finance” study program, University of Applied Sciences Vienna (1998-2007)

Author of numerous law books (e.g. Antitrust, Stock Option Right, Equity Compensation law, Law of Assignment); Author of contributions to leading Austrian commentaries (e.g. the HGB/UGB – Commercial Code, AktG, GenG, GmbHG, WAG), articles and analysis on court decisions, co-editor of the GmbH-Bulletin, laureate of the Walther Kastner Award (1999); Member of the Commission of Competition of the ICC (since 2004), Certified Supervisory Expert (CSE, 2011); Member of the Scientific Commitee of the law journal "Zeitschrift für Finanzmarktrecht" (ZFR, 2011-2017); Member of the Scientific Committee of the German law journal “Compliance-Berater” (CB, 2013)

Honorary Professor at the University of Salzburg (since 2011)

Chairman of the Austrian Competition Commission (2018 - 2022)

Jörg Zehetner has repeatedly been ranked by the Austrian journal "trend" in its peer-review "Austria's best lawyers" amongst the Top 10 Corporate Lawyers and amongst the Top 10 Anti-Trust Lawyers of Austria.


University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 1994, Dr. iur. 1999, Dr. rer. soc. oec. 2001); Vienna University of Economics and Business (Mag. rer. soc. oec. 1994); University of Wolverhampton (1991)


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