The Lisbon Court of Commerce annuls the NCA’s decision concerning a vertical restraint (Nestlé Portugal)

On 15 February 2007, the Lisbon Court of Commerce admitted the appeal filed by the appellant Nestlé Portugal, S.A., of the decision of the Portuguese Competition Authority on infringement for vertical restraints. The case was based on the decision of the Portuguese Competition Authority, dated 20 April 2006, on which the Portuguese Competition Authority found that Nestlé Portugal, S.A. had infringed Article 4 (1) of Law No. 18/2003, pursuant Article 43 (1(a)) of Law No. 18/2003, and Article 81(1) of the EC Treaty, on the grounds that, at least since 1999, the company had executed coffee supply contracts to hotels, cafés and restaurants (“On-Trade” or “Horeca” sector)

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Frederico Pereira Coutinho, Ana Kéri, The Lisbon Court of Commerce annuls the NCA’s decision concerning a vertical restraint (Nestlé Portugal), 27 April 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Rights of Defence, Art. N° 17426

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