January 1995

Anticompetitive practices

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit devotes prevailing application of labor law in labor practices that restrain competition in sports (National Basketball Association / L Williams)
Infinitum Legal Services (Istanbul)
Infinitum Legal Services (Istanbul)
The NBA v. Williams case (45 F.3d 684 (2d Cir. 1995), by the US court of Appeals is one of the rare cases in which the lawfulness of the practice of ‘multiemployer bargaining’, traditionally governed by labor law, challenged fundamental competition law principles, stemming from the Sherman Act (...)

The Hungarian Competition Authority grants individual exemption to an RPM agreement (Kontavill Kontakta)
Oppenheim (Budapest)
Oppenheim (Budapest)
Description of the impugned case Kontavill, a Hungarian undertaking active in the market of electric instruments requested an individual exemption from the HCO for a clause contained in its agreements with wholesale distributors, which did not set the final resale price, but rather merely the (...)

The European Commission issues a negative clearance comfort letter concerning a purchasing agreement between the largest Danish dairy producer and a retail chain (MD Foods amba/Forenede Danske Brugsforeninger)
DG COMP (Brussels)
"Exclusive dealing"* In a case concerning a notification of a purchasing agreement between the largest Danish dairy producer, MD Foods amba, and the retail chain, Forenede Danske Brugsforeninger (FDB), the Commission issued a negative clearance comfort letter, but only after the agreement had (...)


The EU Court of Justice issues preliminary ruling in case from the UK High Court on the use of allegations of breach of competition law in order to avoid honouring obligations under a commercial contract (Sunag)
Reed Smith (London)
This was a commercial private arbitration case which ended up before the English High Court, Queen Bench Division (Case C-339/95), and was referred to the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling. A unanimous arbitration award to enforce the agreement was appealed in the commercial (...)

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