Luxembourg (May 17, 2004)

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Score = 10

Governed by: Loi du 17 mai 2004 relative à la concurrence (hereinafter referred to as “Competition Act”). [1]

Category Subcategory Score Comment
Scope Extraterritoriality 0
Remedies Fines 1 Article 18 provides guidelines for fining for various offenses.
Prison Sentences 0
Divestitures 0
Private Enforcement 3rd Party Initiation 1 Article 9 says that the Council will begin inspection upon a valid complaint by somebody with a legitimate interest.
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 1 Article 5(2) lists limiting production or markets as an example of an abusive act.
Abusive Acts 1 Article 5 prohibits abuses of a dominant position.
Price Setting 1 Article 5(1) lists prices setting as an example of an abusive act.
Discriminatory Pricing 1 Article 5(3) lists applying unequal conditions as an example of an abusive act.
Resale Price Maintenance 0
Obstacles to Entry 0
Efficiency Defense 0
Restrictive Trade Practices Price Fixing 1 Article 3(1) prohibits price fixing.
Tying 1 Article 3(5) prohibits tying arrangements.
Market Division 0
Output Restraint 1 Article 3(2) prohibits limiting and controlling production.
Market Sharing 1 Article 3(3) prohibits market sharing.
Eliminating Competitors 0
Collusive Tendering/Bid-Rigging 0
Supply Refusal 0
Efficiency Defense 1 Article 4 gives an exemption to agreements that improve production or distribution or promotes technical or economic progress.


  1. Le site Legilux est le portail juridique du Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg website, (own translation).