CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - VERTICAL AGREEMENTS - PRICE FIXING - ONLINE SALES

Price fixing: The French Competition Authority sanctions eyewear manufacturers for imposing resale prices on their distributors and prohibiting them from selling online (Luxottica / LVMH... )

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The conviction of eyewear suppliers on 22 July 2021 for practices involving resale price maintenance and a ban on resale on the Internet shows that the most basic rules of distribution law are not always respected. There are still pathological situations that the Authority must correct. In this case, it should be noted that the infringement period is somewhat old: it extends from the beginning of the 2000s to 2015, a period during which the distribution professionals had to acclimatise to the new constraints imposed by distribution law, particularly with regard to online sales. Ban on price fixing and online resale The vertical agreements alleged against

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Price fixing: The French Competition Authority sanctions eyewear manufacturers for imposing resale prices on their distributors and prohibiting them from selling online (Luxottica / LVMH... ), 22 July 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 103354, pp. 71-73

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