The EU Court of Justice prohibits the members of a purely quantitative selective distribution system to sell contractual products on Internet platforms which may have an impact on Asian jurisdictions (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente)

Introduction In its Coty Germany ruling of 6 December 2017, [1] the European Court of Justice (hereafter the “ECJ”) decided that forbidding the members of a purely qualitative selective distribution network of luxury products to sell those products on Internet platforms does not infringe the European Union (hereafter the “EU”) prohibition of anticompetitive agreements. This article contains a summary presentation of the judgment and discusses its implication for Asian jurisdictions having similar competition provisions to the EU ones, through the examples of Hong Kong and Singapore. 1. The facts of the Coty Germany case [2] The German company Coty Germany GmbH (hereafter “Coty Germany”) managed a purely qualitative selective distribution network of Coty branded luxury perfumery and

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Jeremy Bernard, The EU Court of Justice prohibits the members of a purely quantitative selective distribution system to sell contractual products on Internet platforms which may have an impact on Asian jurisdictions (Coty Germany / Parfümerie Akzente), 6 December 2017, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 98515

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