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Wolf Theiss
On 25 April 2017, important changes ("Amendments") to Austrian competition law entered into force - a number of changes will enter into force at different times.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017 the Austrian Parliament implemented the Damages Directive (2014/104/EU) ("Directive") by adopting an amendment to the Austrian Cartel Act ("KartG").
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017 the Austrian Parliament adopted significant amendments to the Austrian merger control system, introducing a transaction value test that extends the reach of Austrian merger control.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017, the Austrian Parliament adopted significant amendments to Austrian competition law, as set forth in the Austrian Cartel Act ("KartG") and the Act on the Austrian Federal...
Wolf Theiss
Ukrainian competition law and practice continues to improve.
Wolf Theiss
On 15 October 2016, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the Austrian gambling monopoly does not infringe upon the freedom to provide services under art.
Wolf Theiss
As of 01 January 2017 amendments of the Austrian Act against Unfair Competition and of the Price Labelling Act come into force, which ban Best Price Clauses as "aggressive business practices" and declaring...
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 14 June 2016, a draft law amending the Austrian Federal Act against Unfair Competition 1984 and the Austrian Price Labelling Act was published for public consultation.
Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner
„Zusammen sind wir stark!" – Nach diesem Motto haben sich in letzter Zeit mehrfach Schischulen zur gemeinsamen Kundenakquise entschlossen.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 8 October 2015, the Austrian Supreme Court of Justice increased the fine against Spar, a food retailer, from € 3 million to € 30 million after upholding an earlier finding of illegal pricing agreements relating to dairy products.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The Supreme Court upheld a decision of the Cartel Court against SPAR, a leading company in the Austrian food retail sector, concerning collusion on resale prices (Resale Price Maintenance; RPM) with suppliers of dairy products.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Austrian merger control continues to capture non-full-function joint ventures. Joint ventures covered by merger control are sheltered against parallel assessment under the Austrian rules against anticompetitive agreements (no dual control).
Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OEG
The legal basis for the Cartel Prohibition in Austria is the Cartel Act (Kartellgesetz 2005).
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
Prior to the amendments brought by Law 255/2013, Romania’s Competition Council was able to conduct dawn raids at the premises of undertakings without a court warrant, but rather based only on an internal order issued by the President of the Competition Council.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 26 November 2013, the Austrian Supreme Court upheld a decision of the national Cartel Court that had extended the scope of a search warrant given to the Austrian Federal Competition Authority.
Van Bael & Bellis
Following the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 18 June 2013 on a preliminary reference, the Austrian Supreme Court decided on 2 December 2013 that incorrect or incomplete legal advice given by a lawyer concerning the application of Article 101 TFEU cannot be considered as a mitigating circumstance in the calculation of a fine for an infringement of EU competition law.
Van Bael & Bellis
In an anonymised judgment of 27 June 2013, the Austrian Supreme Court increased from € 4,500 to € 100,000 a fine imposed by the Austrian Cartel Court on a company ("the defendant") for violating the prohibition to implement a concentration without prior notification to the Austrian Federal Competition Authority ("FCA").
Preslmayr Rechtsanwälte OEG
Two recent Supreme Court decisions have triggered significant debate in the competition field, both in Austria and at a European level.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
In connection with the outlined division of the sources of EU law, the question arises: should soft law provisions be taken into consideration in judicial practice of national competition authorities and of Member States' courts?
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
During the summer of 2013, the European Commission initiated a public debate whether the scope of the EU Merger Regulation should be broadened to cover the acquisition of non-controlling minority shareholdings.
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Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017 the Austrian Parliament adopted significant amendments to the Austrian merger control system, introducing a transaction value test that extends the reach of Austrian merger control.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017, the Austrian Parliament adopted significant amendments to Austrian competition law, as set forth in the Austrian Cartel Act ("KartG") and the Act on the Austrian Federal...
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 6 April 2017 the Austrian Parliament implemented the Damages Directive (2014/104/EU) ("Directive") by adopting an amendment to the Austrian Cartel Act ("KartG").
Wolf Theiss
Ukrainian competition law and practice continues to improve.
Wolf Theiss
On 15 October 2016, the Austrian Constitutional Court held that the Austrian gambling monopoly does not infringe upon the freedom to provide services under art.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 8 October 2015, the Austrian Supreme Court of Justice increased the fine against Spar, a food retailer, from € 3 million to € 30 million after upholding an earlier finding of illegal pricing agreements relating to dairy products.
Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner
„Zusammen sind wir stark!" – Nach diesem Motto haben sich in letzter Zeit mehrfach Schischulen zur gemeinsamen Kundenakquise entschlossen.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
On 14 June 2016, a draft law amending the Austrian Federal Act against Unfair Competition 1984 and the Austrian Price Labelling Act was published for public consultation.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
In connection with the outlined division of the sources of EU law, the question arises: should soft law provisions be taken into consideration in judicial practice of national competition authorities and of Member States' courts?
Wolf Theiss
As of 01 January 2017 amendments of the Austrian Act against Unfair Competition and of the Price Labelling Act come into force, which ban Best Price Clauses as "aggressive business practices" and declaring...
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The Supreme Court upheld a decision of the Cartel Court against SPAR, a leading company in the Austrian food retail sector, concerning collusion on resale prices (Resale Price Maintenance; RPM) with suppliers of dairy products.
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