Topic: Resale price maintenance

Dutch enforcer raids home furnishing companies

The Dutch competition watchdog has raided several unnamed companies in the home furnishings sector over suspected horizontal price fixing and resale price maintenance, in its first inspection since suspending office searches in March.

18 September 2020

Malaysia highlights pervasive competition concerns in service sector

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has heard feedback that competition issues – collusion, price fixing, bundling, exclusive distribution and more – exist in the country’s service sector.

27 August 2020

Rare standalone RPM claim filed in UK tribunal

A specialty footwear retailer has filed a standalone damages claim in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, claiming loss for a distributor's alleged setting of minimum resale prices.

19 August 2020

CMA consults on lowering discount for RPM leniency applicants

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has proposed that companies that apply for leniency after it has opened a resale price maintenance investigation should only receive a 50% penalty discount.

31 July 2020

CMA fines musical instrument makers

The UK’s competition watchdog has fined two musical instrument suppliers and an online retailer a total of £5.75 million for resale price maintenance, using its findings to develop a new online price monitoring tool.

29 June 2020

JFTC accepts commitments in contact lens probe

Japan’s antitrust watchdog has ordered contact lens maker CooperVision to allow its retailers to advertise prices and sell its contacts online, following a probe into alleged retail price maintenance.

05 June 2020

Austria alleges RPM in musical instrument market

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has joined European enforcement efforts against resale price maintenance in the musical instrument sector, as it accused two unnamed companies of vertical price-fixing.

03 June 2020

Finland seeks rare RPM fine against hardware supplier

For the first time in a decade, Finland’s Competition and Consumer Commission has referred a resale price maintenance case to its Market Court, asking for a €9 million fine to be imposed.

20 May 2020

Turkey fines BP and Shell for RPM

Turkey’s Competition Authority has fined four fuel companies 1.4 billion lira (€193 million) for imposing minimum resale prices on retailers.

31 March 2020

Lithuania closes 23-month home decorator investigation

Lithuania’s Competition Council has closed a 23-month investigation into DIY companies over suspected anticompetitive agreements.

26 March 2020

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