CASE COMMENT : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - PRICE - RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE - PROOF

Recommended prices : The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the flexibility of the Competition Council in the characterization of resale price maintenance (Royal Canin)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Facts On June 22, 2005 [1], the Competition Council condemned Royal Canin and fifteen members of its distribution network for having participated in a cartel concerning either wholesale or retail offers. In addition, Royal Canin was convicted of imposing pricing practices, customer restrictions and loyalty discounting practices on central purchasing agencies. In its ruling of 4 April 2006, the Paris Court of Appeal partially confirmed this decision. Decision On the resale price grievance imposed on wholesaler-distributors : "Considering that, [...]ruling on the complaint concerning the selling prices imposed on wholesalers, the Council rightly adopts a

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Marie Koehler de Montblanc, Recommended prices : The Paris Court of Appeal upholds the flexibility of the Competition Council in the characterization of resale price maintenance (Royal Canin), 4 April 2006, Concurrences N° 3-2006, Art. N° 27355, www.concurrences.com

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