Competition Law and Antitrust

We advise on all legal matters

Breaches of competition law and antitrust rules and obligations are no trivial offence and can incur huge financial penalties. Moreover, recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of investigations carried out by Austrian and European competition authorities. This has naturally led to more breaches being identified and more fines being imposed.

We advise on all legal matters relating to Austrian and European competition law and antitrust. Through our multidisciplinary approach, we also cover all relevant economic and forensic aspects together with the experts of PwC Advisory.

Beyond implementing Austrian, multinational, and European merger control proceedings, as well as advising on distribution antitrust law and joint venture projects, a major focus of our activities is representing clients in antitrust investigation proceedings.

For international cases, we can draw on the expertise of the PwC Legal network in more than 100 countries worldwide. A special focus of our legal practice is the development, implementation and verification of compliance structures. 

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The scope of these services ranges from preparing codes of conduct and carrying out staff training through to implementing a comprehensive and effective Compliance Management System (CMS). In Competition Law & Antitrust, we also support our clients with prevention and risk analysis as well as representation before the courts and authorities. This includes support during dawn raids and carrying out mock dawn raids.

Our Expertise

We advise domestic and international companies on all matters relating to Austrian and European competition law and antitrust. Our areas of expertise include:

  • advice on distribution cartel law
  • accompanying joint venture projects
  • representation in antitrust investigation proceedings
  • carrying out mock dawn raids
  • preparing and checking antitrust guidelines
  • merger control

Contact us

Michael  Lind

Michael Lind

Partner, PwC Legal*

Tel: +43 664 967 86 60