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Identifying an Appropriate Legal Framework for Minimum Resale Price Maintenance: Experiences from the EU and the U.S.

BY | March 31, 2022

Antitrust legal frameworks around the world have long been hostile to minimum resale price maintenance (“RPM”). Contemporary U.S. antitrust law is more hospitable towards RPM arrangements than EU law is.…

Antitrust legal frameworks around the world have long been hostile to minimum resale price maintenance (“RPM”). Contemporary U.S. antitrust law is more hospitable towards RPM arrangements than EU law is. Chinese courts and antitrust agencies have conflicting practices of minimum RPM enforcement. This paper evaluates the existing evidence, economic analysis, and legal framework – structured rule of reason versus hardcore restraint – regarding the effects of minimum RPM across diff

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