The German Competition Authority imposes a multi-millions fine against the market leader in the contact lenses business (CIBA Vision)

Background CIBA Vision Vertriebs GmbH, Großostheim (“CIBA Vision”) is the market leader in the contact lenses business in Germany, who is selling a great many of its products via internet. In the past it operated a so called “surveillance and intervention system”. Several persons were in charge of monitoring and controlling the traders' sales prices in the internet on behalf of CIBA Vision. If the resale prices of individual traders were at a certain level below the non-binding recommended retail price (“RRP”),

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  • Mutze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (Düsseldorf)

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Kerstin Pallinger, The German Competition Authority imposes a multi-millions fine against the market leader in the contact lenses business (CIBA Vision), 25 September 2009, e-Competitions September 2009, Art. N° 29688

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