Region: Austria

Austria alleges RPM in musical instrument market

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has joined European enforcement efforts against resale price maintenance in the musical instrument sector, as it accused two unnamed companies of vertical price-fixing.

03 June 2020

Austria’s top court throws out abuse claim against public broadcaster

Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice has dismissed a standalone claim by pay-TV provider M7 accusing the national public broadcaster of charging excessive fees to decrypt its television broadcasts.

29 May 2020

Austria looks at market power in digital markets

Austria's broadcasting regulator has released a report detailing how it is monitoring communication platforms and digital gatekeepers in order to tackle weakening competition in online markets.

22 May 2020

Austria targets global drugmaker in abuse case

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has accused an unnamed drug manufacturer of charging predatory prices for a cancer medicine, so as to dissuade hospitals from switching to rival generic brands.

15 May 2020

Austrian court asks ECJ for double jeopardy guidance

An Austrian court has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify whether the national competition authority can impose fines on a cartel that has already been fined in Germany.

07 April 2020

Google/Looker cleared in Europe

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority – the only enforcer in the European Economic Area to mandate notification of Google’s proposed acquisition of Looker Data Sciences – has cleared the deal unconditionally.

04 December 2019

Austrian enforcer accuses government of interference

The head of Austria’s competition authority has accused the country’s government of “hampering and obstructing” the enforcer’s operations.

21 November 2019


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06 November 2019

Austria is sole block to convenience food deal

Austria’s competition authority will not allow REWE to take over a rival consumer goods supplier in the country, despite German and EU enforcers unconditionally clearing the deal.

25 October 2019

Austria probes Uber as part of taxi market inquiry

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has launched an inquiry into the taxi market, in response to a new regulation that combines the taxi sector with the traditionally separate market to hire a vehicle and driver.

23 September 2019

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