The leniency/immunity guidelines of the Austrian competition authority have been amended in order to reflect changes to the national legislation implementing the antitrust damages directive (2014/104/EU) into Austrian law. The changes pertain i.a. to (i) the non-disclosure of the leniency declaration and (ii) the limitation of the liability of the leniency applicant in damage proceedings, as well as to (iii) the immunity from criminal proceedings of employees of a company who (under certain preconditions) made an important contribution to the clarification of an antitrust infringement.

FCA's handbook on leniency is available in English at:

https://www.bwb.gv.at/fileadmin/user_upload/PDFs/Leniency_Handbook_final_version.pdf