Luxembourg (April 20, 1989)

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Score = 5

Governed by: Version consolidée de la loi du 17 juin 1970 concernant les pratiques commerciales restrictives, telle que modifiée par la loi du 20 avril 1989 (hereinafter referred to as “Competition Act”). [1][2]

Category Subcategory Score Comment
Scope Extraterritoriality 0
Remedies Fines 1 Article 8 allows the Minister to impose fines for certain violations of Article 1.
Prison Sentences 1 Article 8 allows the Minister to impose imprisonment for some violations of Article 1.
Divestitures 0
Private Enforcement 3rd Party Initiation 1 Article 5 says that the Commission hears complaints from all “interested parties”.
Remedies Available to 3rd Parties 0
3rd Party Rights in Proceedings 0
Merger Notification Voluntary 0
Mandatory 0
Pre-merger 0
Post-merger 0
Merger Assessment Dominance 0
Restriction of Competition 0
Public Interest (Pro D) 0
Public Interest (Pro Authority) 0
Other 0
Efficiency 0
Dominance Limits Access 0
Abusive Acts 1 Article 1(2) prohibits abuses by companies in a dominant position.
Price Setting 0
Discriminatory Pricing 0
Resale Price Maintenance 0
Obstacles to Entry 0
Efficiency Defense 1 Article 2(2) exempts from the Article 1 prohibitions agreements that improve the economy or lead to advancements in production or distribution.
Restrictive Trade Practices Price Fixing 0
Tying 0
Market Division 0
Output Restraint 0
Market Sharing 0
Eliminating Competitors 1 [3]
Collusive Tendering/Bid-Rigging 0
Supply Refusal 0
Efficiency Defense 1 Article 2(2) exempts from the Article 1 prohibitions agreements that improve the economy or lead to advancements in production or distribution.

References

  1. Ministère de l’Économie website, http://www.eco.public.lu/documentation/legislation/lois/1970/06/17_pratiques_commerciales/index.html (own translation).
  2. Google Translation
  3. The text of the law says that agreements that have the object and effect to restrict competition are illegal however there are no specific examples that fit into the framework of this report.