The Austrian Federal Competition Authority settles a dispute regarding jet fuel supply at the Vienna International Airport (OMV)

In a decision of 4 April 2008, the Austrian Cartel Court declared certain commitments agreed between the Federal Competition Authority ("FCA") and Austrian oil incumbent (OMV) binding on OMV. Background The case's beginnings lie in a conflict between two companies with strong State shareholdings: In 2006, Austrian Airlines, Austria's flag carrier, lodged a complaint with the European Commission and with the FCA regarding exploitative and exclusionary abuses on the part of OMV in the supply of jet fuel at the Vienna International Airport ("VIA"). The FCA's investigation of the complaint led it to conclude that, while there was no evidence for exclusionary conduct, it could not exclude with sufficient certainty that the

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  • Reidlinger Schatzmann Rechtsanwälte (Vienna)
  • DORDA (Wien)

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Axel Reidlinger, Heinrich Kühnert, The Austrian Federal Competition Authority settles a dispute regarding jet fuel supply at the Vienna International Airport (OMV), 4 April 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2008, Art. N° 19526

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