The Portuguese Competition Authority accepts commitments of a leading food company in relation to vertical restraints (Nestlé)

1) The Administrative Proceedings – Autoridade da Concorrência (Portuguese Competition Authority) The investigation of the practice started by a complaint presented to PCA. After investigating and analyzing the contracts entered into between Nestlé and hotels, restaurants and cafeterias (known as the “HORECA channel”) PCA concluded that such contracts for the supply of coffee contained non compete obligations imposed by Nestlé to its clients in the form of exclusivity clauses representing an anti-competitive practice with the aim and effect of restricting competition in the market of supply of coffee for consumption. PCA ascertained that such exclusivity clauses imposed by Nestlé were inserted in the contracts at least since 1999 without a definite duration and were in effect until the

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  • Ana Oliveira Bruno e Associados - Sociedade de Advogados (Lisbon)

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Miriam Brice, The Portuguese Competition Authority accepts commitments of a leading food company in relation to vertical restraints (Nestlé), 30 mai 2008, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 26655

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