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 95 countries worldwide. A special focus of our legal practice is the development, implementation and verification of compliance structures.
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.
We advise domestic and international companies on all matters relating to Austrian and European competition law and antitrust. Our areas of expertise include: