Topic: Resale price maintenance

CAT rejects request to fast-track standalone RPM claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused to fast-track a standalone resale price maintenance damages claim against a luxury lingerie maker, ruling that the duration and complexity of the case make it unsuitable for such a procedure.

24 May 2022

CMA issues second RPM fine in lighting sector

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has fined a lighting supplier £1.5 million for restricting online discounts after receiving two formal warning letters about its conduct, marking the agency’s second resale price maintenance fine in the sector in recent years.

24 March 2022

Pakistan fines appliance manufacturers for RPM

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has fined a pair of electronic appliance manufacturers €5.6 million for punishing dealers that sold their products below set prices.

15 March 2022

China hits Swiss pharma company with RPM fine

China’s antitrust authority has fined the local subsidiary of Swiss pharmaceutical company Geistlich Pharma €1.3 million for dictating resale prices for a pair of products used in dental implants over a 12-year period.

01 March 2022

Poland seeks penalty for dawn raid obstruction

The Polish antitrust authority is seeking sanctions against a video surveillance provider that allegedly obstructed a dawn raid related to the enforcer’s investigation into resale price maintenance in the sector.

16 February 2022

Poland investigates Kärcher over RPM

Poland’s antitrust enforcer has launched an investigation into a cleaning equipment producer over suspected resale price maintenance, six months after France’s Competition Authority dropped a similar probe into the same company.

25 January 2022

Austrian enforcer urges court to fine retailer in RPM case

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has asked the country's cartel court to fine a school rucksack retailer for resale price maintenance, five months after it fined the manufacturer of the bags for its role in the infringement.

19 January 2022

UK lingerie retailer files standalone RPM claim

An online retailer has accused a luxury branded lingerie and swimwear manufacturer of setting minimum retail prices and cutting-off product supplies in retaliation for not following its pricing demands.

17 January 2022

Portuguese law bans MFNs on booking platforms

Online travel platforms have been banned from using most favoured nation clauses or offering certain below-cost pricing under a new Portuguese law that the country’s antitrust enforcer has criticised as antithetical to EU competition law.

11 January 2022

Czech enforcer issues highest-ever RPM fine

The Czech Republic’s antitrust authority has fined a garden equipment supplier nearly €4 million for resale price maintenance, in what is the authority’s highest-ever fine for such conduct.

05 January 2022

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