Topic: Resale price maintenance

China hits pharma company with major fine

China’s competition watchdog has fined a major pharmaceutical group about €97.6 million for fixing the resale price of multiple drugs over a four year period.

28 April 2021

Top Swiss court rules that recommended retail prices are anticompetitive

Switzerland’s highest court has ruled that Pfizer’s recommended price-lists for an erectile dysfunction drug restricted competition, in a decision that local competition lawyers say creates uncertainty about the legality of recommended resale prices.

26 April 2021

CAT rejects instrument maker's appeal against RPM fine

The UK's specialist competition tribunal has dismissed a musical instrument maker's appeal against a resale price maintenance fine that it agreed to pay as part of a settlement with the country’s antitrust enforcer, while upping the penalty because of the appeal.

19 April 2021

Romania probes Samsung and key retailers for RPM

Romania’s Competition Council has raided the local Samsung subsidiary alongside the country’s top electronics retailers as it probes potential resale price maintenance agreements.

09 April 2021

Hungary settles with artificial nail supplier over RPM

The Hungarian Competition Authority has reached a settlement with a nail products supplier accused of setting resale prices and including geographical restrictions in contracts with distributors that sold its products to nail salons.

12 March 2021

Portuguese brewer faces €400 million antitrust damages claim

A consumer protection group has filed Portugal’s second-ever opt-out competition damages class action claim, seeking up to €400 million from brewing company Super Bock for imposing minimum resale prices on wholesalers and retailers

16 December 2020

Belgian enforcer says skincare company imposed minimum resale prices

The Belgian Competition Authority’s investigative arm has concluded that French skincare company Caudalie unlawfully set minimum resale prices for its cosmetics distributors.

26 November 2020

Luxembourg issues highest-ever fine in first RPM sanction

Luxembourg’s Competition Council has fined a biscuit supplier and three supermarkets a total of €3.3 million for fixing resale prices over five years.

23 November 2020

Poland fines Yamaha for RPM

Poland’s competition authority has fined Yamaha for imposing minimum resale prices for music equipment on national online distributors for 13 years.

05 November 2020

ACCC seeks resale price maintenance injunction

Australia’s competition watchdog has asked a court to impose fines and issue an injunction against a sporting goods wholesaler for alleged resale price maintenance after previously warning the company to cease its conduct on three separate occasions.

14 October 2020

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