Topic: Resale price maintenance

Standalone lingerie RPM claim settled in UK

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has stayed a resale price maintenance dispute between a lingerie retailer and manufacturer after both parties reached a confidential settlement agreement.

31 October 2022

French court cuts record €1.1 billion Apple fine

An appellate court in Paris has slashed a landmark €1.1 billion fine levied against Apple by France’s Competition Authority, reducing the penalty to €371.6 million because the agency used the wrong calculation method and failed to substantiate price-fixing allegations.

07 October 2022

Hong Kong seeks first-ever fines in resale price maintenance case

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has accused a food additive supplier of illegally forcing two of its main local distributors to charge minimum resale prices for monosodium glutamate powder – more commonly known as MSG.

15 September 2022

Finnish court slashes rare RPM fine

Finland's Market Court has fined a hardware manufacturer for setting the online resale prices of its products, but reduced the recommended penalty by 80% because the national competition enforcer failed to prove the supplier also set brick-and-mortar resale prices.

12 August 2022

Cosmetics company settles RPM probe in Turkey

The Turkish Competition Authority has settled a probe into a cosmetics supplier after the company admitted to setting the online resale prices of its products for at least five years.

08 August 2022

UPDATE: CMA sends warning letters to light fittings resellers

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has written to over 200 light fittings resellers about its concerns over potential resale price maintenance agreements, which local lawyers say demonstrates the agency’s commitment to enforce against such conduct.

08 August 2022

Greece confirms first vertical restraints settlements

Greece’s Competition Commission has settled vertical restraints cases for the first time after four garden tool importers and distributors admitted to separately setting minimum resale prices for up to six years.

25 July 2022

French enforcer sends SO to four electrical equipment makers

France’s Competition Authority has sent statements of objections to four electrical equipment manufacturers alleging that they fixed resale prices, three years after an investigative journal revealed the alleged conduct.

06 July 2022

Fender hit with first UK RPM class action

A consumer rights advocate has filed the UK’s first proposed collective action seeking damages for alleged resale price maintenance, with a claim against Fender that follows on from the instrument maker’s £4.5 million fine from the country’s antitrust enforcer.

06 July 2022

Latvian enforcer did not infringe shipping cartelist’s right to privacy, ECtHR rules

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a complaint brought by a shipping company alleging that Latvia’s Competition Council conducted unlawful dawn raids during its investigation into the company’s alleged cartel conduct.

06 July 2022

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