The EU Commission fines a clothing company close to €40 million for restricting cross-border trade (Guess)

According to a press release issued on 17 December 2018, the European Commission (“Commission”) has fined the clothing company Guess € 39.8 million for infringing Article 101(1) Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) by imposing various types of resale restrictions on authorised members of its selective distribution system. The decision is further evidence of the priority being given by the Commission to tackling resale restrictions in vertical agreements, including in relation to e-commerce, sparked in part by

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The EU Commission fines a clothing company close to €40 million for restricting cross-border trade (Guess), 17 December 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2018, Art. N° 88824

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