The UK Director General of Fair Trading finds that a Spanish porcelain manufacturer has entered into selective distribution agreements with national retailers with the aim of preventing those retailers from selling its figurines at discount prices (Lladró Comercial)

Description of the impugned case The DGFT began an investigation under the Competition Act 1998, following complaints from three independent UK-based retailers, to determine whether selective distribution agreements concluded between Lladró Comercial, a manufacturer and supplier of porcelain and stoneware figurines, and certain UK-based retailers breached the prohibition against anti-competitive

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  • Addleshaw Goddard (London)

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Bruce Kilpatrick, The UK Director General of Fair Trading finds that a Spanish porcelain manufacturer has entered into selective distribution agreements with national retailers with the aim of preventing those retailers from selling its figurines at discount prices (Lladró Comercial), 31 March 2003, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2003, Art. N° 32230

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