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The Hellenic Competition Commission dismisses a complaint by a local distributor against a producer of office equipment for violating article 101 of the TFEU (Dakos v. Brother International)

On 31 January 2011 the Hellenic Competition Commission (“HCC”) issued a decision on a complaint against Brother International Europe Ltd. (“Brother”), a producer of office equipment, raised by Dakos A.E. (“Dakos”), a local company distributing Brother‘s products in the Greek market [1]. According to the complaint, submitted on 23 June 2008, Brother International exploited Dakos‘s position of economic dependence from its products by suddenly increasing its prices to the Greek distributor. Dakos considered this conduct an arbitrary and unilateral modification of the contractual terms between the parties, in violation of article 2a of law 703/77 [2] and of article 1 of law 703/77, corresponding to article 101 of the Treaty for the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”). The HCC concluded

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Federica Maiorano, The Hellenic Competition Commission dismisses a complaint by a local distributor against a producer of office equipment for violating article 101 of the TFEU (Dakos v. Brother International), 31 January 2011, e-Competitions January 2011, Art. N° 39650

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