Topic: Resale price maintenance

Portuguese court upholds record RPM fine against Super Bock

Super Bock is challenging a Portuguese appellate court’s decision to uphold a record €24 million resale price maintenance fine by the country's competition watchdog.

21 September 2023

Poland toughens stance on dawn raid obstructions

Poland’s competition authority has imposed one of its largest-ever fines for obstructing a dawn raid after employees at a pair of companies deleted communications from their work phones ahead of a search.

06 September 2023

Turkey opens probe into Canon over RPM concerns

Canon’s local subsidiary is under investigation in Turkey for allegedly fixing resale prices.

24 August 2023

Turkey fines Samsung, Arçelik others for RPM

Samsung, Arçelik and two other Turkish homeware appliance companies are facing €21 million fines from the country’s competition watchdog following an investigation into separate breaches of resale price maintenance rules.

09 August 2023

Footwear company settles antitrust dispute with Israeli competition watchdog

Israeli footwear company WeShoes has agreed to pay €1.3 million and refrain from influencing resale prices for certain brands to avoid a hefty fine for gun jumping, resale price maintenance and failing to comply with information requests.

17 July 2023

Bulgaria fines Miele for RPM

Bulgaria’s antitrust watchdog has ordered the local subsidiary of German domestic appliance maker Miele to pay a €820,000 fine for breaching resale price maintenance laws.

06 July 2023

RPM a by object infringement but some analysis of harm still required, ECJ says

Resale price maintenance agreements should only be treated as by object infringements if they are accompanied by analysis confirming the conduct caused sufficient harm to competition, the EU’s top court has said in a preliminary ruling.

29 June 2023

Spain dawn raids haircare company over RPM

Spain’s competition authority has dawn raided an unnamed company in the haircare products market over resale price maintenance concerns, 12 years after its predecessor agency sanctioned eight companies in the sector €51 million for collusion.

02 June 2023

China sanctions pharmaceutical company for RPM over contraceptives

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has fined a pharmaceutical company €1.7 million for fixing the resale price of two widely-used emergency contraceptives for six years.

01 June 2023

French home appliance makers settle decade-long probe

Electrolux and BSH are accepting fines to settle the French antitrust enforcer’s allegations that they fixed resale prices and exchanged competitively sensitive information with four other rivals from 2009 to 2014.

31 May 2023

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