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Semiconductors are in short supply. Companies from virtually all sectors, including most notably electronics and automotive, are struggling with meeting customer demand. In response to the crisis. Many have taken a pro rata approach to allocating short supplies, i.e. the remaining quantities are allocated proportionally amongst all customers, based on the customers’ forecasts. While sharing the pain seems intuitive in times of crisis, the competition law risks, as well as opportunities, involved seem underexposed in the current debate.
This article provides answers to some of the most pressing competition law questions surrounding the current chip crisis and advocates a more flexible approach to dealing with it.
10 February 2022 13:00-14:00
Companies from virtually all sectors, including most notably electronics and automotive, are struggling to meet customer demand in the current chip crisis. While sharing the pain seems intuitive in times of crisis, companies often overlook the legal risks and opportunities involved in allocating short supplies.
Based on experience obtained particularly in the automotive sector in Europe, Stephan Waldheim, Philipp Egler and Gian Marco Rinaldi will analyse the legacy (pro rata) and alternative allocation methods, and classify the associated risks from a contract and competition law perspective.
Issues discussed in this webinar include:
For more information contact Candela Sotés
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Episode 3: Key changes of the Draft EU VBER
In this 10-minute podcast competition counsel Päivi Tammilehto (Helsinki) and senior associate Ariane Le Strat (London) discuss the key changes set out in the draft EU VBER (Vertical Block Exemption Regulation) which will come into force in May 2022, upgrading the terms of safe harbour available to supply chain agreements across the EU.
La Commission actualise son règlement en matière de distribution: ce que vous devez retenir
13 January 12:00 - 13:00 CET
Our Paris-based partner Thomas Oster and senior associate Claire Burlin will walk you through the changes and opportunities arising out of the EU Commission's
recently published draft Vertical agreement Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and accompanying guidelines.
The focus will be on how businesses can adapt their distribution agreements to seize opportunities under the new regime while remaining compliant with competition rules.
Revisione della disciplina europea delle intese verticali: quali novità in arrivo per le imprese?
Save the date: 27 January
Our Rome-based partner Federico Marini Balestra and associate Lucia Antonazzi will hold a webinar in Italian on the changes and opportunities arising out of the EU Commission's new draft Vertical agreement Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and accompanying guidelines.
Look out for more information in the January edition of our newsletter.
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Congratulations to our senior associate Candela Sotés Macaya, who was listed in the Inaugural Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Spain in the EU law category.