The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

Austria: Federal Competition Authority

20 July 2016

The Austrian Federal Competition Authority (FCA) was established as an independent competition authority which is free from directives in 2002. Since 2007 Theodor Thanner has headed the authority as Director General. The main tasks of the FCA are the prosecution of cartels and other forms of anticompetitive practices, the detection of abuses of market dominance and merger control.

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