Christian Mayer is a founding partner of Starlinger Mayer attorneys-at-law. Christian advises national and international clients on Austrian and international competition law, merger control, energy law and compliance. He also specialises in dispute resolution (in particular competition and energy-related arbitration). Industry-wise, Christian's practice focuses on the energy sector, natural resources, tourism and media. After graduating from the University of Vienna, Christian started his career as an associate with a renowned Austrian business law firm. From 2006 to 2009, he was a research associate with the Institute for European and International Business Law at the University of St Gallen HSG (Chair Prof. Baudenbacher). Christian is lecturer on antitrust and energy law with the Executive MBL-HSG and chairman of the programme’s competition law module in Brussels. Since 2011, he has also been university lecturer with the University of St Gallen HSG (European Competition Law). Christian has repeatedly been ranked among Austria's top competition lawyers.