Bernadette Zelger
Dr. iur., Mag. iur. (Innsbruck), LL.M. (QMUL)
Assistant Professor (Universitätsassistentin)

Department of European Law and Public International Law
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck

Room 3035
Tel.:  +43 512 507-81506
  Bernadette.Zelger@uibk.ac.at


Biography

Bernadette Zelger is an Assistant Professor and graduate from the University of Innsbruck (Dr. iur., Mag. iur.), King’s College London (Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law) and Queen Mary University of London (LL.M. in Competition Law), as well as a qualified lawyer in Austria (Bar exam 2014) and former fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences by which her doctoral thesis (Infringements in EU Competition Law and the Digital Age – The meaning of 'effects' in a digital economy currently pending for publication) was fully funded. Before having joined the Department of European and Public International Law, University of Innsbruck (2020), Bernadette worked as a Research Assistant for Prof. Ioannis Kokkoris, Professor for Law and Economics at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom and as an Assistant Professor (Universitätsassistentin) at the Department of Commercial Law, University of Innsbruck.

Furthermore, Bernadette gained practical experience as a lawyer for a period of 5 years in full service law firms headquartered in Vienna (Schoenherr Attorneys at Law, WOLF THEISS Attorneys at Law), the European Commission, DG COMP, E1 (Unit for Antitrust – Pharma and Health Services) in Brussels, Belgium, and as Legal Counsel (Unternehmensjuristin) at the Legal Department of the Bank für Tirol und Vorarlberg (headquarter in Innsbruck).

Bernadette’s research focus lies with EU Law (i.e. in particular EU Internal Market Law, EU Competition Law, EU State Aid Law, EU Data Protection Law, EU Economic Constitutional Law) , with a special focus on digitization and the challenges related thereto as well as to other challenges of the 21st century (e.g. climate change et al) and Public International Law (International Economic Law, International and European Asylum and Migration Law).

Bernadette has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and been a speaker at various different national and international conferences (see below).

Publications

ORCID iD record 

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5311-1850

Monographs

Manfred Büchele/Lars Kerbler/Bernadette Zelger (2019) The Law of Closed Companies in the European Region Tyrol-South-Tyrol-Trentino (Monograph, Jan Sramek Verlag), 114 pages.

Articles and Contributions

Bernadette Zelger (2022) The New Sustainability Exemption according to § 2(1) Austrian Cartel Act and its Relationship with Article 101 TFEU – European Spearhead or Born to Fail?, European Competition Journal, forthcoming.

Bernadette Zelger (2022) Environmental and Sustainability Aspects in EU Competition Law – Towards a “more economic & ecological approach” under Article 101 TFEU?, European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2022, forthcoming.

Bernadette Zelger (2022) The European Deal and the Commission's New Guidelines on Climate, Environmental Protection and Energy Aid 2022 (CEEAG) – A Critical Analysis, ÖZK (Austrian Competition Journal), Issue 3, 87-95.

Bernadette Zelger/Marija Bilić (2022) Zur unionsrechtlichen Vereinbarkeit von § 6 AStG nach der Novelle des deutschen Gesetzgebers durch das Gesetz zur Umsetzung der Anti-Steuervermeidungsrichtlinie - eine unendliche Geschichte?, ISR 2022, 133-141.

Bernadette Zelger (2022) The Right to Be Forgotten in the European Union – Towards a Uniform Approach?, Global Privacy Law Review 2022, Issue 1, 19-28.

Bernadette Zelger (2021) Die gesetzliche Buchpreisbindung – Wettbewerbsbeschränkung oder mit dem Kartellrecht vereinbar?, ZUM (Journal of Copyright and Media Law) 2021, Issue 12, 1000-1007.

Bernadette Zelger (2021) Zum Entwurf der überarbeiteten Vertikalen Gruppenfreistellungsverordnung und den überarbeiteten Vertikalen Leitlinien – Ein kritischer Überblick, ÖZK (Austrian Competition Journal) 2021, Issue 5, 174-182.

Bernadette Zelger (2021) Der Begriff des 'Unternehmens' im europäischen Datenschutzrecht – Vorbild europäisches Kartellrecht?, EuR (European Law) 2021, 493-510.

Bernadette Zelger (2021) The Principle of ne bis in idem in EU Competition Law, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (Competition Law and Economics) 2021, 261-268 (WUW1358074).

Stefan Mumelter/Bernadette Zelger (2021) Challenges in Asylum Law Procedures – A Practitioner’s Perspective, in: Bußjäger/Gsodam (Hg), Migration und Europäische Union: Multi-Level-Governance als Lösungsansatz (2020), 143-155.

Bernadette Zelger (2021) By Object or Effect Restrictions – Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements in light of Lundbeck, Servier and Generics, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, Volume 12, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages 273–283.

Bernadette Zelger (2020) Der privilegierte Erwerb von Kfz-Abstellplätzen durch Wohnungseigentümer (§ 5 Abs 2 WEG) vor dem Hintergrund der Entscheidung des OGH zu 5 Ob 223/19h, Wohnrechtliche Blätter 33, 359-362.

Bernadette Zelger (2020) EU Competition Law and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction – a critical Analysis of the ECJ's Judgement in Intel, European Competition Journal, 16:2-3, 613-627.

Bernadette Zelger (2018) Restrictions of online sales and vertical agreements: Bundeskartellamt vs. Commission? Why Coty and Asics are compatible, European Competition Journal, 14:2-3, 445-461.

Bernadette Zelger (2018) The ‘Effect on Trade’ Criterion in European Union State aid Law: a Critical Approach, European State Aid Law Quarterly, Issue 1, 28-42.

Bernadette Zelger (2017) 'By object' restrictions pursuant to Article 101(1) TFEU: A clear matter or a mess, and a critical analysis of the Court's judgement in Expedia?, European Competition Journal, 13:2-3, 356-389.

Bernadette Zelger (2016) Rechtliche Beiträge in "Der Tod des Maklers – und seine Rückkehr als Held", Heimo Rollett (Linde), 39-41, 92-94, 181-189.

Hanno Wollmann/Bernadette Zelger (2014) Developments in National Competition Laws(Austria), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (Competition Law and Economics) 9/2014, 838-845 (WUW0666216).

Hanno Wollmann/Bernadette Zelger (2014) Developments in National Competition Laws(Austria), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (Competition Law and Economics) 6/2014, 599-607 (WUW0662502).

Hanno Wollmann/Bernadette Zelger (2014) Developments in National Competition Laws(Austria), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (Competition Law and Economics) 3/2014, 288-294 (WUW0649314).

Hanno Wollmann/Bernadette Zelger (2013) Developments in National Competition Laws(Austria), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (Competition Law and Economics) 12/2013, 1203-1211 (WUW0630805).

Ayla Ilicali/Bernadette Zelger (2013) Austria: The New Real Estate Income Tax – Yet Another Tax to Pay, Schoenherr Roadmap 2013.

Book Reviews

Bernadette Zelger (2020) Book Review: Stucke, Maurice E./Ezrachi, Ariel, Competition Overdose – How Free Market Mythology Transformed Us from Citizen Kings to Market Servants, Harper Business 2020, 416 S., ISBN 978-0062892836, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb (Competition Law and Economics) 2021, 30 (WUW1344268).  

Grants

DOC-Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Scholarship (Förderstipendium) of the University of Innsbruck (academic year 2019/2020)

Early Stage Funding 2022 (University of Innsbruck)

Research Stays

Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition Munich, Germany (August-October 2021)

Institute of European and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (August-October 2022)

Invited Academic Talks / Presentations

ASCOLA Annual Conference 2022, 30 June-2 July 2022, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto) 
"Statutory Rules on Fixed Book Prices – Restrictive of Competition or Compatible with EU Competition Law?"

Conference of Young Public Law Scholars in Austria (Tagung der österreichischen Assistentinnen und Assistenten des Öffentlichen Rechts), 15 October 2021, WU Wien
Recht im (Um)bruch – (Um)bruch im Recht – 'Der Begriff des Unternehmens im Europäischen Datenschutzrecht'

ASCOLA Annual Conference 2021, 1-3 July 2021, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto) (ONLINE)
Adjacent Session 6: 'Object Restrictions and Sporting Rules – A critical Analysis of the Decision in International Skating Union v Commission'

ASCOLA Annual Conference 2021, 1-3 July 2021, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto) (ONLINE)
Main Track Panel V: 'The Principle of ne bis in idem in EU Competition Law'

4th Conference of Young European Law Scholars (YELS) 2021, 20-21 May 2021, University of Zurich (ONLINE)
Back to the Beginnings: Revisiting the Preambles of European Treaties. Panel III: EU Internal Market – 'The Social, the Market and the Preambles of the Treaties of the European Union'

Euregio Symposium: The Law of Closed Corporations, 24-25 May 2019, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Panel on Formation & Startups (Commentator)

Associations

Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA)

Woman in Competition Law Network Austria (WCNA)

Research interests

  • European Law
  • EU Internal Market Law
  • EU Competition Law and National Competition Laws
  • EU State Aid Law
  • EU Data Protection Law
  • EU Economic Constitutional Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International and European Asylum and Migration Law

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Teaching

Übung UE aus Europarecht WS 2022/23

PS Internationale Rechtswissenschaften: Europarecht WS 2022/23

VO Juristische Methoden und ihre Anwendung WS 2022/23


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