ALERTS: DISTRIBUTION - DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT - SALES RESTRICTION - PRICE FIXING - MARKET SHARING

Vertical restriction: A fashion brand is sanctioned for various restricting practices in the management of its selective distribution system in the European Union (Guess)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The American brand and its two "bridgehead" subsidiaries in Europe, companies under Dutch and Swiss law, chose in this case to cooperate with the investigation services, and it would no doubt have been difficult for them to do otherwise. The fine imposed was halved accordingly and ultimately amounted to almost 40 million euros. The infringements were indeed quite obvious: resale prices imposed, restriction of sales between authorised distributors, restriction of internet sales, allocation of territories. According to the Commission, the brand's commercial strategy was based on the development of online sales from its own website. Various means were

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Marie-Pierre Bonnet-Desplan, Vertical restriction: A fashion brand is sanctioned for various restricting practices in the management of its selective distribution system in the European Union (Guess), 17 December 2018, Concurrences N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89981, www.concurrences.com

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