When do retail price communications between retailers and manufacturers become RPM?

When do retail price communications between retailers and manufacturers become RPM?

Matthew Bennett
Antitrust & Competition

In this memo, Matthew Bennett discusses the recent interest by competition authorities in vertical communications between manufacturers and retailers, and explains the dangers of conflating Recommended Retail Prices, which are relatively common and pro-competitive, with Retail Price Maintenance, which is treated as a hard-core competition law infringement in Europe.

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