The VBER and Vertical Guidelines: Revision or Reform? Reflection on critical issues

While the European Commission is exploring a possible revision of the VBER and of the Vertical Guidelines and assessing the various policy options proposed, this volume aims to reflect on some of the relevant issues and subjects in the VBER, some more controversial than others, but all having been over the years at the centre of the debates on the legal framework applying to vertical restraints. Hopefully this set of articles will constitute a useful contribution to these debates.

Contents Introduction, Mário Marques Mendes, Partner, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Lisboa Vertical restraints after Generics and Budapest Bank, Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, Professor, London School of Economics, Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges Most favoured nation clauses: In need of an effects-based approach, Avantika Chowdhury, Partner, Oxera, London and Brussels Agents and distributors: Should definitions be revised?, Mario Siragusa, Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb, Rome, Alice Setari, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb, Milan Exchange of information in dual distribution systems, Iñigo Igartua Arregui, Partner, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Barcelona, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Partner, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Brussels The prohibition of resale on marketplaces at the time of the Vertical Block

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  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Lisbon)
  • London School of Economics
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (Brussels)
  • Oxera (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Milan)
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Barcelona)
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Brussels)
  • CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)
  • CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (Paris)


Mário Marques Mendes, Pablo Ibáñez Colomo, Luc Gyselen, Avantika Chowdhury, Mario Siragusa, Alice Setari, Inigo Igartua, Miguel Troncoso Ferrer, Nathalie Pétrignet, Vincent Lorieul, The VBER and Vertical Guidelines: Revision or Reform? Reflection on critical issues, February 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 98100, www.concurrences.com

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