CONFERENCE - REFORM OF VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION - GENERAL PRESENTATION - PARIS 27 MAY 2010

Conference - Reform of vertical distribution: An introduction (Paris, 27 May 2010)

According to the European Commission the Block Exemption Regulation No. 330-2010 and its guidelines would constitute a mere evolution in comparison to the Block Exemption Regulation No. 2790-1999. These new rules could however significantly change not only the assessment of vertical agreements particularly by taking into account of efficiencies, but also the economy of these agreements by releasing the on-line sales and by marginalizing the contractual categories.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Reform of Vertical Restraints: The Challenges of the Entry into Force of the New Regulation - Paris, 27 May 2010 The new regulation and guidelines Presentation Didier Ferrier Professor at the Faculty of Montpellier 1. It is clear from the presentation of the new Regulation and its guidelines that they represent an evolution rather than a revolution in the treatment of vertical restrictions of competition. The appearance is reinforced by the low number of cases handled by the European Commission in the field of vertical restraints as well as by the small differences, often of detail, between the old and the new arrangements. But we know that appearance

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  • University of Montpellier
  • DG JUST (Brussels)

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Didier Ferrier, Katja Viertiö, Conference - Reform of vertical distribution: An introduction (Paris, 27 May 2010), September 2010, Concurrences N° 3-2010, Art. N° 31878, www.concurrences.com

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