Competition Law

Competition law protects the free trade against unfair competition and restrictions of competition. The Unfair Competition Act forms the core of Austrian competition law.

We have more than 20 years of experience in the field of competition law – in court and out of court. We assess advertising statements of our clients, and we support our clients in the pursuit of and defence against anticompetitive practices of their competitors in court. We have a particular successful track record of advising on competition law issues in the areas of analogue & digital media, logistics and postal services, and in the food & beverages industry.

  • breaches of law and contract
  • comparative advertising
  • domain grabbing
  • exploitation of third parties
  • exploitation of third-party breach of contract
  • giveaways
  • labelling requirements
  • medical advertising
  • pharmaceutical legislation
  • poaching of employees
  • predatory pricing
  • press law
  • price discrimination
  • slavish imitation
  • telephone advertising
  • third-party breaches of contract
  • tie-in offers
  • violation of exclusivity provisions
  • violation of non-competition clauses