The Austrian Government amends the Cartel and Competition Act introducing new rules on merger control and digital platforms

Earlier this month, an extensive amendment of the Austrian Cartel Act came into force. The changes relate to merger control (thresholds and substantive review), digital platforms and the role of sustainability in competition law. In this blog post, we focus on the changes to the merger control regime and new rules relating to digital platforms. We discuss the role of sustainability in competition law assessments in a separate blog post. Merger control thresholds The changes to the Act have introduced a second domestic turnover threshold. Previously, transactions could trigger a filing requirement in Austria even if a target only had minimal or zero turnover in Austria. Based on the amended thresholds,

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Vienna)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Vienna)

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Maria Dreher, Florian Reiter, The Austrian Government amends the Cartel and Competition Act introducing new rules on merger control and digital platforms, 10 septembre 2021, e-Competitions October 2021, Art. N° 102813

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