The German Federal Court of Justice decides on the obligation of car manufacturers to contract with authorised repairers of competitors (MAN-Vertragswerkstatt)

On 30 March 2010, the German Federal Court of Justice overruled a judgment of the Higher Regional Court of Munich and restored the judgment of the Regional Court of Munich in first instance [1]. The question at stake was whether MAN had an obligation to contract with authorised repairers of Daimler which also acted as independent distributors for spare parts of MAN. Facts The plaintiff is an authorised repairer and sales agent for new cars of Daimler. The defendant is a member of the MAN group of companies producing commercial vehicles. MAN maintains an international service network inter alia consisting of 28 subsidiaries of MAN, 168 service companies of MAN and 223 authorised dealers. With letter dated 29 September 2003 the plaintiff asked MAN to conclude a service agreement in

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  • Gleiss Lutz (Munich)
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (Munich)

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Petra Linsmeier, Moritz Lichtenegger, The German Federal Court of Justice decides on the obligation of car manufacturers to contract with authorised repairers of competitors (MAN-Vertragswerkstatt), 30 mars 2011, e-Competitions March 2011, Art. N° 38145

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