The EU Commission publishes new rules for vertical agreements

On April 20, 2010, the European Commission (the Commission) adopted its new, long-awaited Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (the VBER) and accompanying guidelines applicable to distribution agreements in the EU. The VBER, which will enter into force on June 1, 2010, replaces Regulation 2790/1999. Agreements in force on May 31, 2010 that do not satisfy the conditions for exemption under the new VBER but which satisfied the conditions for exemption under Regulation 2790/1999 will be exempted for a transitional period from June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011 in order to permit companies to adapt their agreements to the new rules. The

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Dentons (Brussels)

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Frederic Depoortere, Ingrid Vandenborre, James S. Venit, The EU Commission publishes new rules for vertical agreements, 20 April 2010, e-Competitions April 2010, Art. N° 45423

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