Austrian Competition Authority

Austrian Competition Authority (Vienna)

The Austrian Federal Competition Authority was established as a monocratic authority with the Competition Act (Wettbewerbsgesetz) in 2002. The Director General is independent from orders of the ministry although the Austrian Federal Competition Authority administrativly belongs to the Ministry of Economics. The Authority has to take care for a well functioning competition in Austria. It is the investigating body and legal party in cartel cases. Decision however are made by the Cartel Court.

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Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Competition Authority files request for examination with Cartel Court in connection with the merger affecting markets for digital imaging, healthcare IT, and others (Fujifilm / FujiFilm Healthcare)

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AFCA files request for examination with Cartel Court in connection with the Fujifilm Corporation/FujiFilm Healthcare Corporation merger* AFCA filed request for examination with Cartel Court on 1 July 2020. On 22 May 2020 the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (AFCA) was notified of the (...)

Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Supreme Cartel Court requests preliminary ruling from the EU Court of Justice concerning territorial agreements in connection with the sale of industrial sugar (Zuckercartell)

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Supreme Cartel Court submits questions to European Court of Justice in the appeals procedure concerning territorial agreements in connection with the sale of industrial sugar* In the cartel case on territorial agreements in connection with the sale of industrial sugar, Vienna Higher Regional (...)

Austrian Competition Authority The Austrian Competition Authority temporarily suspends most business operations and announces an electronic system for submitting merger notifications as special measures due to COVID-19

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Corona (Covid-19) Update Further measures by the Austrian Federal Competition Authority 16. March 2020* The AFCA is doing its utmost in the current situation to maintain at least limited business operations, taking into account the current circumstances in terms of organisation, human (...)

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