August 1995

Anticompetitive practices

The French Supreme Court upholds the judgment of the Paris Court of Appeal condemning the legal representative of two companies to a € 1,500 fine for having imposed a minimum resale price to its distributors (Nicolas Maincent)
UGGC Avocats (Paris)
Description of the impugned case This case involves an indirect RPM system applied in the context of selective distribution agreements. The companies Estée Lauder and Clinique imposed to their selected distributors, a minimum resale price of the products, through a complex system combining (...)

Unilateral Practices

The U.S. Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Third Division reverses a trial court’s dismissal of antitrust claims after finding causes of action under theories of monopoly leveraging or the essential facilities doctrine in the market for professional hockey in Chicago (Weinberg/Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Dallas)
The U.S. Appellate Court of Illinois reversed and remanded the lower court’s dismissal of antitrust claims brought by Mark Weinberg and Blue Line Publishing Inc. (“Blue Line”) because the Blackhawks excluded Blue Line staff from their hockey games to impair Blue Line’s ability to provide a (...)

Mergers

The European Commission approves a merger in the rail transportation sector (ABB/Daimler Benz)
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DG REGIO Regional and urban policy
"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* In the proposed joint venture ABB and Daimler Benz intended to combine their worldwide activities in the field of rail transportation. The merger will lead to the world’s largest firm in this sector. In Europe, Daimler’s and ABB’s (...)

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