Parallel import restriction is by-object infringement, rules Swiss top court

Sonya Lalli

11 May 2017

Parallel import restriction is by-object infringement, rules Swiss top court

Lausanne, Switzerland, iStock.com/benkrut

Switzerland’s top court has released its reasons for ruling that all agreements that fix prices and restrict parallel imports are by-object restrictions of competition – which could have far-reaching consequences on the Swiss competition authority’s ability to enforce extraterritorially.