*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts Avantage SARL criticised Philips, Sony and Panasonic for having introduced a system of price controls on the prices charged by their respective distributors in order to ensure that the latter complied with the "recommended prices". The Competition Council ordered the companies to pay fines of EUR 2.4 million for Panasonic and EUR 16 million for Philips and Sony. Decision "If the plaintiff cannot produce evidence obtained by committing an offence, he is not prohibited, as a matter of principle, from reporting evidence obtained by "testing" a business through an allegedly consumer-presented approach (unfair process) or by recording a business
CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - VERTICAL AGREEMENT - RECOMMENDED PRICE - VOLUNTARY AGREEMENT - EVIDENCE BY ALL MEANS
Recommended prices: The French NCA decides on the validity of recommended prices in the field of consumer electronic products (“Électronique grand public”)
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