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Cyber-Attacks And Business Secrets - Protection Under Criminal Law
Business secrets are essential assets of companies, and are often the reason for a company having a competitive lead in a market.
26 Jul 2019
Increased And Uniform Protection Is Coming: EU Adopts New Rules Protecting And Encouraging Whistleblowing
Scandals from Danske Bank to LuxLeaks and the Panama Papers would never have come to light were it not for insiders who dared to expose major wrongdoings
European Union
15 May 2019
Pharmaceutical Industry Remains In The Focus Of Competition Law Enforcement
The market dynamics of the pharmaceutical industry are peculiar in many ways, including the characteristics of its demand and supply sides.
7 Mar 2019
CEE: EU & Competition Monthly Bulletin - September 2018
Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr's multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, anti-trust, as well as public and private enforcement in the region.
European Union
11 Oct 2018
Non-Compliance in the Healthcare Sector - Iceberg Ahead!
If anyone needed a wakeup call as to how critical a functioning compliance system and culture is, look no further than the recent reports in the Austrian media about allegations of fraud launched against a surgeon working at one of Vienna's most renowned public-sector hospitals.
9 Oct 2018
Merger Control: Guidance Paper On New Transaction Value Thresholds In Austria And Germany
In the second half of 2017 both Austria and Germany introduced transaction value based thresholds as alternatives to purely turnover based thresholds that trigger the obligation to obtain merger control approval.
16 Jul 2018
Significant amendments to Austrian Competition Law - Part III (Damages Directive)
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").
18 Apr 2017
Significant Amendments To Austrian Competition Law - Part II (Merger Control)
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.
11 Apr 2017
Significant Amendments To Austrian Competition Law – Part I (Overview)
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...
7 Apr 2017
Update - First Gun Jumping Decision Swiftly Followed By Three More
This competition newsletter is an update to our previous insight on the first gun jumping decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority, where we set out the background to the Hungarian suspension clause and the calculation of fines in more detail.
11 May 2016
First Gun Jumping Decision Of The Hungarian Competition Authority
The Hungarian Competition Authority has imposed a fine of HUF 1 million on CEE Holding Group Limited and Olympic International Holdings Limited, for implementing a concentration prior to authorisation by the HCA.
4 May 2016
The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Merger Control 2015 - Slovenia
The Slovenian Competition Protection Agency is entrusted with the enforcement of merger control under the Prevention of the Restriction of Competition Act of 2008.
24 Nov 2014
Changes To Competition Act On The Horizon
The Hungarian competition act currently deviates from the EU competition law regime in several noteworthy aspects.
29 Oct 2013
Amendments To The Competition Act - Update Part II
The Amendments to Croatia’s Competition Act that entered into force at the beginning of July 2013 ("Amendments") inter alia aim at removing the procedural loopholes that had been observed over the past few years (see our legal insight of 27 August 2013 on the changes to the Croatian merger control regime).
5 Sep 2013
Amendments To The Competition Act
A summary of the changes brought to the Croatian competition law, following its accession to the EU.
2 Sep 2013
Amendments To Austrian Competition Law
In December 2012, the Austrian Parliament adopted changes to the Austrian Cartel Act as well as the Austrian Competition Act that will enter into force as of 1 March 2013 (Austrian Cartel and Competition Law Amendment Act; KaWeRÄG 2012).
19 Feb 2013
The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Merger Control 2013 - Croatia
In the Republic of Croatia, the general relevant merger authority is the Croatian Competition Agency (hereinafter "the Agency").
14 Dec 2012
The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Merger Control 2013 - Hungary
The relevant merger authority is the Hungarian Competition Office (Gazdasagi Versenyhivatal "GVH", website: ) and its decision-making body, the Competition Council.
11 Dec 2012
An About Face In Austria: The Outlook For The Leniency Regime In Criminal Proceedings In 2011
The success of a new leniency regime, as provided for in the Austrian Criminal Code as of 1 January 2011, will depend on whether it gives the whistleblower sufficient incentives to present themselves to the public prosecutor, and whether the regulation offers a high level of predictability for those involved in the case.
22 Feb 2011
Identifying And Mitigating Anti-Corruption And Anti-Trust Compliance Risks
Multi-digit Euro fines for anti-competitive behaviour and continued press coverage of bribes have moved compliance programmes ever more into the focus of attention.
18 Feb 2011
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