Topic: Resale price maintenance

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

Ecuador hits Odebrecht with first antitrust fine for bribing officials to win tenders

Ecuador’s antitrust watchdog has fined Odebrecht and a state-owned electricity distributor a combined €55 million after the former bribed government officials to ensure it won tenders for construction and repair work, marking the first time the agency has punished a contractor and a contractee for bid-rigging.

24 June 2022

Portuguese court rejects brewer’s attempt to dismiss RPM class action

Portugal’s specialist competition court has denied Super Bock’s request to dismiss a class action seeking damages against the brewer stemming from a €24 million fine for imposing minimum resale prices on its downstream retailers.

27 May 2022

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

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