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This live broadcast session will focus on the most common forms of commercial agreements (agency, distribution, certain forms of vertical joint ventures) - and how they are treated under EU and UK competition rules.

While the UK left the EU as a Member State, EU competition law remains applicable to UK agreements which (may) have an effect on trade between EU Member States. Equally, it is important for both EU and UK Law practioners to understand the areas of future divergence between the EU Block Exemption Regulation for Vertical Restraints (EU VBER) and the retained UK Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (UK VBER).

This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to navigate through this complex area of the law when drafting or reviewing commercial agreements.

The course is presented by Dr Alexandra von Westernhagen, EU/Competition Partner at Keystone Law in London. Alexandra is dual-qualified in England & Wales as well as Germany and has more than 20 years’ of relevant experience, gained at UK level and four EU Member State jurisdictions, including in Brussels.

What You Will Learn

Using case studies and practical examples this live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Agents, distributors and resellers - what's the difference from a competition law perspective?
  • Types of distribution arrangements (exclusive, sole, non-exclusive and selective)
  • Scope of Article 101 Treaty of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU
  • Scope of the Chapter 1 Prohibition of the Competition Act 1998
  • The most important exemptions under the current EU VBER / retained UK VBER
  • Review of the EU VBER - what to expect
  • Review of the UK VBER - comparison with the revised EU VBER

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

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Learn Live | 15.06.2022

N/A | 9:30am - 4:30pm

Competition Law Pitfalls in Commercial Agreements - Live at Your Desk - Learn Live

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9:30am - 4:30pm

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