The German Competition Authority ensures equal opportunities for online sales regarding a national equipment manufacturer’s distribution model (Liebherr)

Bundeskartellamt ensures equal opportunities for online sales in the new Liebherr distribution model* After an intervention by the Bundeskartellamt, Liebherr-Hausgeräte Vertriebs- und Service GmbH has agreed not to use certain clauses in its sales conditions which in the authority’s preliminary view would have resulted in disadvantaging online sales. The Bundeskartellamt initiated the proceeding in response to complaints raised by market participants. Liebherr has now relaxed a number of requirements it had imposed on online retailers in early 2021. Andreas Mundt, President of the Bundeskartellamt: “Brand manufacturers such as Liebherr can define quality

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German Competition Authority, The German Competition Authority ensures equal opportunities for online sales regarding a national equipment manufacturer’s distribution model (Liebherr), 12 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021 - II, Art. N° 100084

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