Mon-Thu: 08:00 - 14:00

Fri: 08:00 - 12:00

During these times you can call us and hand in written submissions to the BWB office.

Of course appointments outside of these times are also possible, if arranged beforehand.

Telephone: +43 (0)1 24508-0

Means of fax and e-mail

Submissions to the BWB via

1. email up to a size of 10 MB solely to the general address wettbewerb@bwb.gv.at

  1. 2. Such via telefax solely to +43 (0)1 587 42 00

will be introduced legally effective.

Submissions that are submitted outside of office hours and transmitted to receiving devices of the BWB, this also applies if they are already in the area of disposition of the BWB, will be brought in and reached as soon as office hours reopen. The sender bears the risks associated with the transmission (i.e. transmission error, loss of document, etc.).

Current Mergers

Whistleblowing-System of the Austrian Federal Competition Authority initiated

It is possible to send anonymously information about violations of cartel law to the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (AFCA). Antitrust violations happen generally in secret and whistleblowers are concerned about consequences if they turn to the AFCA. For this reason, the AFCA has introduced this Whistleblowing-System to protect informants. weiterlesen

BWB published Guidance on dawn raids

The Guidance describes the start, expiry and end of a dawn raid, the rights and obligations of BWB employees as well as the rights and obligations of the company and its employees. The aim is to improve legal certainty and transparency for affected companies and their employees. weiterlesen

Proceedings against undertakings have been completed

drywall construction

Investigations as well as proceedings against drywall construction undertakings that have violated antitrust laws have been completed. Affected market: restricted invitation-to-tender procedure in the sector of drywall construction in Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria, Upper Austria and Salzburg. weiterlesen

Report on regulation of ATM fees

Federal Competition Authority publishes report

In anticipation of a possible regulation of ATM usage fees, the Austrian Federal Competition Authority (FCA) has analyzed the Austrian debit card payment system.​ weiterlesen