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Resale Price Maintenance in China: Enforcement Authorities Imposing Large Fines for Anti-Monopoly Law Violations

Posted in Chinese Developments

by Henry L.T. Chen, Frank Schoneveld, Alex An and Jared Nelson Recently Shanghai High People’s Court reached a decision in the first lawsuit involving resale price maintenance (RPM) since China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) came into effect five years ago.  Shortly thereafter, a key enforcement agency announced RPM-related fines against six milk powder companies, five of which [...]

Distribution in China – Legal Issues, Part IV. Drafting the Distribution Contract

Posted in Chinese Developments, Distribution/Franchising

Contact: Frank Schoneveld, Kevin Qian, John Huang and Winston Zhao “Distribution in China – Legal Issues” is a four-part series.  Part I discussed the business models and legal structures most commonly used for distribution in China.  Part II looked at important issues to consider in the design of a distribution system for China, such as [...]

China Fines Liquor Producers Over US$70 million for Fixing Minimum Resale Prices

Posted in Chinese Developments, Distribution/Franchising

by Frank Schoneveld Last week one of China’s antitrust regulators, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), imposed fines of RMB419 million (+/- US$72 million) on two of the most famous producers of Chinese liquor, Moutai and WuLiangye.  The fines were imposed for restricting the minimum price at which their distributors could resell the liquor. [...]

Kansas Supreme Court Decision Declares Resale Price Maintenance Per Se Illegal Under State Antitrust Statute

Posted in Consumer Protection/Privacy

by Lawrence I. Fox, Joseph F. Winterscheid and Megan Morley The Kansas Supreme Court recently determined resale price maintenance is per se illegal under state law, becoming the latest state to reject the rule of reason standard mandated by the Supreme Court of the United States.  The decision serves as a reminder that although a [...]