May 1990

Anticompetitive practices

The German Federal Court of Justice holds that the formerly applicable vertical price fixing prohibition generally applies when the granting of rebates is subject to the maintenance of certain prices that a producer has recommended to the dealers (Nora-Kunden-Rückvergütung)
Linklaters (Düsseldorf)
Description of the impugned case The BGH holds that in the event that a producer of automobile spare parts offers his dealers rebates under the condition that the dealers do not exceed the prices recommended by the producer in their contracts with certain customers, such price recommendation (...)


The EU Court of Justice states that the Commission has the power to adopt interim measures subject to the condition that they are temporary and restricted to what is necessary for the given situation (Peugeot)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case T-23/90 R Automobiles Peugeot SA and Peugeot SA v Commission of the European Communities* 1. It is for the Commission, in the exercise of the supervisory task conferred upon it in competition matters by the Treaty and Regulation No 17 to decide, pursuant to Article 3(1) of Regulation No (...)

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