Antitrust Antitrust

Portuguese brewer Super Bock’s minimum prices prompt questions to top EU court

By Nicholas Hirst and Tono Gil
  • 01 Apr 2022 16:28
  • 01 Apr 2022 16:28
Super Bock has seen its appeal against a fine of 24 million euros ($26.7 million) in Portugal sent to the EU's highest court for clarity on whether distributors can ever set minimum prices for retailers, MLex has learned.  

The Lisbon Appeal Court wants to know whether enforcers need to check if

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

Tono Gil

Regulatory Reporter

Tono is a competition reporter for MLex in Brussels. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a trainee in the European Parliament and as a correspondent in Valencia and Buenos Aires for the Spanish news agency EFE. Tono holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in Transmedia Journalism.

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