Region: Austria

Austria’s top court follows ECJ ruling to dismiss double jeopardy concerns in sugar cartel

Austria's Supreme Court has applied a European Court of Justice preliminary ruling on double jeopardy to find that Südzucker should face fines for a cartel agreement despite already being punished for the conduct in Germany.

30 November 2022

Austria urges top court to intervene in construction cartel case

Austria’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s highest court to rebuke a lower court for refusing to review and amend a leniency applicant’s cartel fine, arguing that the purported legal loophole does not exist.

25 November 2022

Austria seeks significant fines and expands largest-ever cartel probe

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has asked the country’s specialist competition court to fine two construction companies for taking part in a wide-ranging cartel, while also accusing two more businesses of participating in the conspiracy.

28 October 2022

Spain and Portugal run joint dawn raids under new cooperation agreement

The Portuguese and Spanish antitrust watchdogs have jointly raided a wood chip company in Spain over potential market-sharing and unlawful information exchanges.

26 October 2022

Germany and Austria: Post-Covid Collaboration is on the Rise in this Key Economic Sector

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21 October 2022

Merger Control: Procedural Issues

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21 October 2022

Austrian enforcer seeks more fines in sprawling construction cartel probe

Austria’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s specialist competition court to fine four companies belonging to one construction group a total of €26.3 million after they admitted to participating in the country’s largest-ever cartel.

06 September 2022

Meta claims Giphy acquisition must proceed in light of CMA disclosures

The information that the UK’s antitrust authority unlawfully withheld from Meta and Giphy during its initial Phase II probe into their merger proves that the enforcer was wrong to block the already-completed deal last year, the companies have argued.

24 August 2022

Austrian enforcer asks Cartel Court to reexamine decision for first time

The Austrian antitrust watchdog is urging the country’s Cartel Court to review its decision to impose discounted fines on the country’s largest construction company for its role in a bid-rigging cartel after finding the leniency applicant may have concealed evidence.

29 July 2022

CMA opens fuel market inquiry over price gap concerns

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched a market study into the fuel sector after an urgent initial review found “cause for concern”, while Austria’s antitrust enforcer said it will alert the European Commission after concluding its own fuel market inquiry.

08 July 2022

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