CONFERENCE : CAEN - JEAN-BERNARD BLAISE

Distribution agreements in the light of the Regulation n°330/2010 - Introduction (Caen, October 4th 2013)

The Commission Regulation (EU) n° 330/2010 exempts categories of distribution agreements and avoids them to fall within Article 101 (1) of the Treaty. Have the regulation reached its goals? In order to answer this question, it was necessary to describe the scope of this regulation prior to studying some particular issues: implementation of this regulation when the european law criterion is not satisfied, implementation of this regulation to the motor vehicle sector, to the “commission-affiliation” contract, the market share threshold, the characterization of severe restrictions of competition, for instance minimum or fixed resale-prices and post contractual provisions. It was also useful to study certain types of distribution agreements, such as online distribution and selective distribution.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The distribution contract in accordance with Regulation 330/2010 (Caen, 4 October 2013)Introductory remarksFrom Regulation n°67/67 to Regulation n°330/2010 Jean-Bernard BLAISE [1] Professor Emeritus, University of Paris-II (Panthéon-Assas) 1. Of all the chapters of European competition law, the application of competition rules to distribution contracts - and especially to distribution networks - has perhaps seen the most dramatic development. Since the first regulation was adopted in 1967, no fewer than ten block exemption regulations and as many notices or guidelines have marked the development of European legislation. The forty-five years that have

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Jean-Bernard Blaise, Distribution agreements in the light of the Regulation n°330/2010 - Introduction (Caen, October 4th 2013), February 2014, Concurrences N° 1-2014, Art. N° 62996, www.concurrences.com

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