*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. General Introduction Louis Vogel Professor, Dean of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas European College The subject that you have chosen to deal with this morning is a very topical one in terms of competition law, especially Community law. The "Vertical Restraints" and "Automobile" exemption regulations both expire in May 2010. The new text - a priori, there will only be one left - which will take over, is currently being prepared, since the Commission is going to publish its evaluation report on motor vehicle Regulation 1400/2002 next week. Companies, for their part, are already organising themselves to prepare for this new regime and
CONFERENCE: VERTICAL RESTRAINTS IN COMPARATIVE COMPETITION LAW, Round Table I, Paris, 23 May 2008
The Vertical/Horizontal dichotomy and the boundaries of Art. 81 EC
This first session of the Vertical Restrictions Conference explores the limits of the application of competition law to vertical arrangements and in particular the case law relating to the concept of agreement under Article 81 or other national competition law provisions, the case law on commercial agency agreements and the implications of the horizontal/vertical dichotomy for hybrid arrangements such as hub and spoke conspiracies, dual distribution practices and private labels.
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