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Consumer Electronics Case: The Butterfly Effect on RPM? (AT.40465 Asus, AT.40182 Pioneer, AT.40469 Denon & Marantz, AT.4018 Philips)

Alexandra Rudi


Case AT.40465 — Asus (vertical restraints), Case AT.40182 — Pioneer (vertical restraints), Case AT.40469 — Denon & Marantz (vertical restraints), Case AT.4018 — Philips (vertical restraints), Decisions of the European Commission of July 2018
The European Commission fined Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer for resale price maintenance on the online retail market of consumer electronics for a combined €111 million in 2018. All investigated undertakings employed a system of algorithms for implementing the infringement.

Alexandra Rudi (LLM candidate, University of Göttingen), legal advisor for competition law at the Ministry of Justice of Hungary. For correspondence: <> or <>. All views expressed in this case note are solely the author’s.


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