“We do not wish to see our products sold via the
internet.” That was the haughty announcement by a manufacturer of sanitary
appliances at the end of 2010, who adopted targeted measures to obstruct the
professional internet retail trade by means of a “specialist trade agreement”.
rospatt osten pross pursued legal measures against that manufacturer under
anti-trust law and sued for compensation for the loss which its client had
suffered as a result of the “specialist trade agreement”.
The core competences of rospatt osten pross include the so-called “small” cartel law – the law governing cartels and behavior patterns violating cartel-law without merger control. We offer our clients early pro-active advice so that any cartel-law stumbling blocks can be eliminated in advance.
This area includes, first and foremost, advice concerning contract law in connection with cooperative arrangements and/or the granting of licenses. Other subjects are calls for boycotts or any legal obligation to accept contracts. From our litigation practice, we have the knowledge to identify at which points difficulties might occur and which structures have worked in the past.
Under 'Landmark Decisions' you will find a small choice of prominent cases that rospatt osten pross has handled.