July 1992

Anticompetitive practices

The EU Commission approves a selective distribution system for a French luxury perfume company (Givenchy)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
THE COMMISSION APPROVES A SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR GIVENCHY* The Commission has adopted a formal decision under Article 85(3) of the EEC Treaty with regard to a standard form selective distribution contract, which defines the conditions for the marketing in the EEC of (...)

The EU Court of First Instance upholds the Commission’s decision finding that a series of agreements are anti-competitive and cannot be exempted (Publishers Association)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case T-66/89 Publishers Association v Commission of the European Communities* 1. The scope of a dispute concerning the compatibility of a series of notified agreements with the competition rules of the Treaty is not altered by a statement made during the proceedings to the effect that some of (...)

The EU Court of First Instance upholds the Commission’s decision imposing a fine on a Danish Trade association for imposing unlawful obligations on its members (Danish Fur Breeders)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case T-61/89 Dansk Pelsdyravlerforening v Commission of the European Communities* 1. Since there are no Community provisions explaining the concepts contained in Annex II to the Treaty and that annex adopts word for word certain headings of the Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature, it is (...)

Procedures

The Irish Supreme Court overturns the High Court’s definition of the term undertaking in order to include organisations whose primary objective goes beyond profit-making (Deane/Voluntary Health Insurance Board)
London School of Economics (London)
Facts In the present case, the plaintiffs were trustees of a religious order and, in that capacity, owned a private hospital. They initiated a series of actions before the High Court, which were later joined, contesting, inter alia, the inclusion of their hospital in the defendant’s health (...)

Regulatory

The Council of the EU adopts a final package of measures for the liberalisation of the Community’s internal air transport market
European Commission - DG AGRI
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European Commission DG CNECT (Brussels)
"Liberalization policy and State aid in the air transport sector"* On 1 January 1993, the third and final package of measures for the liberalization of the Community’s internal air transport market entered into force. This package completes the process of gradual market liberalization which (...)

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