CASE COMMENTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES - ECONOMIC REVIEW - EFFICIENCY GAINS

Economic review: The ECJ rules that to be excepted from the ban on anticompetitive agreements, an agreement or concerted practice must, in particular, contribute to the improvement the production or the distribution of products (Unilever Bestfoods)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Court of Justice of the European Communities, Order, 28 September 2006, Case C-552/03, Unilever Bestfoods v Commission Facts For several years, HB, the principal manufacturer of ice-cream products in Ireland, has supplied to ice-cream retailers, 'free of charge' or for an insignificant rent, freezer cabinets which it retains ownership of, provided that they are used exclusively for the storage of the ice-cream products which it supplies. After receiving complaints from

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Didier Ferrier, Economic review: The ECJ rules that to be excepted from the ban on anticompetitive agreements, an agreement or concerted practice must, in particular, contribute to the improvement the production or the distribution of products (Unilever Bestfoods), 28 September 2006, Concurrences N° 4-2006, Art. N° 27401, www.concurrences.com

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