Webinar: The European Commission updates its distribution regime: what you need to know

The EU Commission recently published its long-awaited draft Vertical agreement Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and accompanying guidelines. In this webinar, Competition law experts Pauline Kuipers, Jörg Witting and Ariane Le Strat walked participants through the changes and opportunities arising out of the new regime and highlighted how businesses will need to adjust their distribution agreements to remain compliant.

The following topics were covered in the webinar:

  • Brief overview of the key proposed changes
  • Exclusive, selective and free distribution
  • Dual distribution
  • Dual pricing
  • Franchising
  • Online sales restrictions
    • Marketplace bans
    • Restrictions on the use of online advertising channels
    • Geo-blocking
  • The platform economy

The speakers also covered the possible divergences and synergies with the new UK regime on vertical agreements.

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