The Austrian Supreme Court rules on the requirements for granting the Competition Authority a search warrant to enter the premises of an attorney suspected of possessing relevant document in a cartel case (Feuerwehrfahrzeuge II)

1. Background This case follows on from the proceedings 16 Ok 7/09 [1] in which the Federal Cartel Authority (Bundeskarellamt) investigated four undertakings for participating in collusive practices pursuant to Art 101 TFEU by dividing up their market share. The four undertakings had consulted with a Swiss accountant/trustee that had helped them organise and supervise the collusive agreements (cartel watch dog). In order to conceal his role and the existence of the cartel, the accountant/trustee sent some of his invoices to the attorneys of the undertakings and made up fictitious service descriptions. One of the involved undertakings has its (holding) headquarters in Austria and instructed its Austrian attorney to pay the

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Bernard Galiciani, The Austrian Supreme Court rules on the requirements for granting the Competition Authority a search warrant to enter the premises of an attorney suspected of possessing relevant document in a cartel case (Feuerwehrfahrzeuge II), 19 April 2010, e-Competitions Cooperation between National Competition Authorities, Art. N° 38889

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