Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 339 (Mar)
Court: Court of First Instance of the European Communities (Third Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Azizi (President), Lenaerts and Jaeger

Judgment Dates: 21 March 2002

Catchwords

European Community - Rules on competition - Agreements preventing, restricting or distorting competition - Beer supply agreements - Public House - Lease tying house to brewery - Exclusive purchasing obligation - Non-competition obligation - Commission ruling that agreement not infringing rules on competition on basis of exemption - Former lessee seeking annulment of decision - Whether manifest errors of assessment in granting exemption vitiating decision - Whether decision to be annulled - Commission Decision (EC) 1999/230 - Article 81 EC (formerly EC Treaty, art 85).

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