The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal confirms that indirect contact between competing retailers via a mutual supplier can amount to concerted practices and that recommended retail prices may lead to price fixing (Replica Football Kit)

This case comment falls in two parts : Part I comments upon the judgment on liability, and Part II comments upon the judgment on penalty. PART I: JUDGMENT ON LIABILITY http://www.catribunal.org.uk/238-99... THE PARTIES Appellants: JJB Sports PLC (“JJB”) and Allsports Limited (“Allsports”). Respondent: The Office of Fair Trading (the “OFT”). THE JUDGMENT The background to the proceedings was that the OFT had issued a decision dated 1 August 2003 (Office of Fair Trading, 1st August 2003, Decision n° CA 98/06/2003, “Price-fixing of Replica Football Kit”, Case CP/0871/01 ; Annexes) finding that ten undertakings (including the appellants) had engaged in price fixing of replica football kits in 2000 and 2001, contrary to the Chapter I prohibition (the Chapter I prohibition is modelled on

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Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal confirms that indirect contact between competing retailers via a mutual supplier can amount to concerted practices and that recommended retail prices may lead to price fixing (Replica Football Kit), 19 May 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2005, Art. N° 1136

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