The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection finds that the agreements between a manufacturer and distributor of lubricants and its distributors breach national competition law (Orlen Oil)

On December 31, 2012, Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection found the agreement entered into by the Polish company Orlen Oil, which is responsible for comprehensive manufacturing and distribution of lubricants, to be limiting competition in the wholesale sales of lubricants in the domestic market. The distribution agreement fixed the selling price of Platinum product line which is manufactured by Orlen Oil. Orlen Oil is operating as a part of the Capital Group of Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN S.A. and is responsible for comprehensive manufacturing and distribution of lubricants. Orlen Oil has a standard contract for its distributors and one of the clauses in the contract states: “The authorised distributors will use a set minimal resale prices: when resealing the Olren

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Paulina Igras, The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection finds that the agreements between a manufacturer and distributor of lubricants and its distributors breach national competition law (Orlen Oil), 31 December 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2012, Art. N° 51261

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