The Italian Competition Authority finds beer distribution agreements to have no foreclosure effect and authorizes them (Heineken Canale Horeca)

The agreements concluded by Heineken and its Italian subsidiary, Partesa, for the distribution of beer through the horeca trade channel have been found by Italian Competition Authority (ICA) to not be caught by the prohibition of anticompetitive agreements laid down by Section 2 of the Act 287/1990 [1]. The ICA employed an economic-based methodology to assess the beer agreements, examining their provisions and impact on the market, and reached the conclusion that they did not cause significantly foreclosure effect. Such finding also held true considering the networks of similar distribution agreements put in place by competitors. The ICA decision In August 2000 Heineken notified the ICA a number of beer agreements - a distribution agreement for wholesalers and four agreements for

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  • Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority finds beer distribution agreements to have no foreclosure effect and authorizes them (Heineken Canale Horeca), 26 juillet 2001, e-Competitions July 2001, Art. N° 26670

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