Competition Law & Vertical Restraints - The Key Issues & Latest Cases
For many businesses, establishing effective distribution networks is an integral means of remaining competitive in the market. However, such networks have faced increased scrutiny from the competition law authorities in recent years resulting in greater uncertainty.
This live broadcast session is designed for those who wish to further their understanding of the treatment of distribution and other vertical agreements under EU competition law, and who want to learn how to craft such agreements in a way that reduces competition law risk.
The session will explore some of the key issues to watch out for from a competition law perspective, as well as exploring the recent case law and enforcement activity in this area.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- The Competition Law Framework for Vertical Agreements
- Prohibition of anticompetitive agreements (Article 101 TFEU) and the block exemption 'safe harbours'
- The Vertical Agreements Block Exemption (VABE) and accompanying guidelines - purpose and scope
- Prohibition of abuses of a dominant position (Article 102 TFEU)
- Consequences of breaching competition law
- Competition Law Issues in Vertical Agreements
- Types of distribution
- Issues to watch out
- Selective distribution (Coty)
- Resale price maintenance
- Issues in online distribution (Ping, Beauty Bay, Guess)
- Algorithms and price harmonisation
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.