CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS – EUROPEAN UNION - DISTRIBUTION – SINGLE INFRINGEMENT – ONLINE SALES

Online sales: The European Commission imposes a heavy fine to a clothes manufacturer for the setting up of various mechanisms limiting the freedom of its retailers to sell online (Guess)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The European Commission has just fined the well-known clothing company Guess nearly €40 million for having stipulated various anti-competitive clauses in its distribution contracts. The decision comes in the wake of those that have been adopted in recent years to try to build the online distribution regime (see already, CJEU, 13 Oct. 2011, Pierre Fabre, aff. C-439/09, EU:C:2011:649 CJEU, 6 Dec. 2017, Coty, aff'd C-230/16, EU:C:2017:941). It will be recalled that last year the European Commission issued the conclusions of its sector inquiry on online distribution, which led it to open a number of proceedings against head-ends that limit the ability of their

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Online sales: The European Commission imposes a heavy fine to a clothes manufacturer for the setting up of various mechanisms limiting the freedom of its retailers to sell online (Guess), 17 December 2018, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90128, pp. 70-71

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