The Athens Administrative Court of Appeal annuls a decision of the Competition Authority imposing fines for resale price maintenance in the automobile sector (Alto Sarris / Fiat)

Introduction On 22 February 2011, the Athens Administrative Court of Appeal (Dioikitiko EfeteioAthinon, hereafter: the Court) delivered Ruling No 458/2011 annulling Decision No 437/V/2009 [1] of the Hellenic Competition Commission (Elliniki Epitropi Antagonismou, hereafter: HCC) which had imposed fines on an automobile supplier (exclusive importer of vehicles in Greece) due to a retail price maintenance scheme it had implemented in its distribution network for motor vehicles. Although the Court dismissed several of the appellant’s grounds of challenge, it concluded that the HCC had failed to establish an infringement of Art 101 TFEU or Art 1 Act 703/1977 (Hellenic Act on the control of monopolies and oligopolies and on the protection of free competition [2] - Art 1 is the domestic

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Dimitrios-Panagiotis Tzakas, The Athens Administrative Court of Appeal annuls a decision of the Competition Authority imposing fines for resale price maintenance in the automobile sector (Alto Sarris / Fiat), 22 février 2011, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 49714

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