Leniency

The Competition Act 2005 provides a Leniency Program in Austria.

The Federal Competition Authority may refrain from seeking the imposition of a fine for companies that help to expose a cartel or, if the Federal Competition Authority is already aware of the circumstances, it may seek a reduced fine. The Federal Competition Authority informs the Federal Cartel Prosecutor about such granting of leniency. In this case, the Federal Cartel Prosecutor loses its right to impose a fine against the company.

The BWB provides information on its leniency practices in the Handbook on the Leniency Program.

Handbook on Leniency Programme

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