The Dutch Competition Authority publishes new guidelines on vertical restraints including a case study modeled on the Tooltechnic case

RPM and strong inter-brand competition – Tooltechnic coming to Europe?* On 20 April 2015, the Dutch competition authority ACM published Guidelines on its enforcement priorities with respect to vertical restraints. The document contains a number of case studies intended to illustrate the types of cases that the ACM would or would not consider priorities for its enforcement. One case study is closely modelled on the Australian Tooltechnic case, in which the ACCC authorised the use of RPM. The Dutch authority implicitly endorses the ACCC’s evaluation of this case. In the Tooltechnic

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Jan Peter van der Veer, The Dutch Competition Authority publishes new guidelines on vertical restraints including a case study modeled on the Tooltechnic case, 20 April 2015, e-Competitions April 2015, Art. N° 72663

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