Single Branding Agreements

Centralcer – Central de Cervejas, S.A. (one of Portugal`s leading beer producers, known as “supplier”) has signed a unique brand agreement with Factorfina Consultores Lda. “Buyer”) in 1997. In exchange for 7,605,000 ESC, the buyer accepted (…) The Commission yesterday, on 27 May 2010, adopted Regulation (EU) 461/2010 on the application of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to the functioning of the European Union to the categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the automotive industry (…) Vertical agreements are concerted agreements or practices between two or more companies, each of which operates, for the purposes of agreement or concerted practice, at another level of production or location in the distribution chain, with respect to the conditions under which the parties can buy, sell or resell certain goods or services. Real Context This case is a new chapter in a long history of agreements between gas station distributors and Repsol Comercial of Productos Petrol-feros, S.A. (`Repsol CPP`), a subsidiary of the former gas monopoly in Spain. This saga has (…) The main purpose of Article 101 is to ensure that companies do not use agreements, including vertical agreements, to limit competition to the detriment of consumers. If the class exemption is not applicable, the guidelines set out considerations for considering whether the single-mark agreement is covered by the material prohibition. These include the supplier`s market position, the duration of non-competition measures and the likelihood of significant market diversion. The Lithuanian Competition Council (the Council) has imposed a total fine of more than 16 million euros on G4S Lietuva (G4S), a security services provider, and three major Lithuanian banks – DNB Bank, SEB Bank and Swedbank (together – banks) – for vertical restrictions on competition (…) Commission Communication – Communication on minor agreements that do not materially restrict competition under Article 101, paragraph 1 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (de minimis communication) (OJ L 347 of 31.12.2001, p. (2) JO C 291, 30.8.2014, p.

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