The Polish Appeal Court has quashed a Competition Court decision on procedural grounds pointing out that joint buying groups require a more in-depth competition analysis even in cases of resale price maintenance. On 10th November 2009, the Appeal Court issued a long awaited judgment concerning the agreement between PSB, Gamrat and other minor participants. The aforementioned agreement was assessed by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection ("OCCP") as restricting competition. This decision was subsequently upheld by the Court of Competition and Consumer Protection ("CCCP") and finally reached the Appeal Court. OCCPParties to the dispute Gamrat is a producer of drainpipe systems. PSB is a large purchasing organisation allowing small and medium-sized
The Polish Appeal Court annuls the judgment of the Court of the Competition and Consumer Protection pointing out that joint buying groups require a more in-depth competition analysis even in cases of resale price maintenance (PSB / Gamrat)
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