BMW import ban was by-object restriction, Swiss Supreme Court confirms

Malina McLennan

13 November 2017

BMW import ban was by-object restriction, Swiss Supreme Court confirms

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Car manufacturer BMW has lost its appeal against a decision that ordered it to pay 157 million francs (€130 million) for restricting parallel imports, after Switzerland’s highest court confirmed the company’s import ban was anticompetitive regardless of its effect on the Swiss car retail market.