Organisation: Federal Competition Authority (Austria)

Austria settles with Südzucker following double jeopardy victory

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has agreed a €4.2 million cartel settlement with the world’s largest sugar producer, nine years after Germany’s Federal Cartel Office fined the company for colluding with rivals.

02 June 2023

Austria remedies online radio streaming deal

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has allowed the national public broadcaster to purchase a majority stake in an online radio streaming service, provided it grants all licensed radio operators reasonable access to the platform.

31 May 2023

Austria raids Liebherr over RPM concerns

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has raided household appliance maker Liebherr Hausgeräte Lienz as part of a resale price maintenance probe.

24 April 2023

Austria examines food delivery platforms in new sector inquiry

Austria’s antitrust watchdog has launched an inquiry into the online food delivery sector, warning that Uber Eats’ exit from the country four years ago created a highly-concentrated domestic market that warrants closer scrutiny.

15 March 2023

Austria seeks more fines in construction cartel probe

Austria’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s specialist competition court to fine a construction company €4.8 million for its role in the country’s largest-ever cartel.

24 February 2023

EU accepts referral request to review Adobe/Figma

The European Commission has agreed to probe Adobe’s $20 billion acquisition of web design platform Figma, after Germany's Federal Cartel Office joined an Article 22 merger referral request alongside 15 other member states.

16 February 2023

Austrian court dismisses dawn raid challenge

Austria’s Higher Cartel Court has rejected a group of wood pellet companies’ claims that the country’s antitrust enforcer illegally raided them, as anonymous reports of price-fixing and consumer complaints of price increases are “credible” grounds to suspect an infringement.

16 February 2023

Austria Q&A

Featured in Private Litigation Guide - Third Edition

A discussion of private litigation in Austria, focusing on the commencement of private antitrust action, damages, costs and funding, class actions and more.

22 November 2021

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