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Vertical agreements and contract exclusivities

This set of three papers is derived from the training session on the vertical agreements and exclusivities organised by Concurrences Review and held on 1st July 2010 in Paris. The first paper is a short introduction by Prof. Anne Perrot aimed at briefly introducing the relevant notions. The second paper by Jeanne Lubek concentrates on the effects of exclusivities in the distribution from an economic point of view. The third paper, by Me Jacques-Philippe Gunther provides the reader with the lawyer’s point of view and detailed EC and French cases law.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. VERTICAL STRATEGIES Vertical relationships and exclusivity agreements Anne PERROT Professor at the University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne Vice President of the Competition Authority 1. Relationships between two agents located at different levels of a chain of vertically related markets are rarely limited to the provision of a unit wholesale price. In the particular case of suppliers and distributors, vertical contracts may stipulate many other variables, such as the final price, supply conditions, level of service, or remuneration of all kinds conditional on the achievement of certain objectives. Contracts between publishers of special-interest channels

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Jacques-Philippe Gunther, Anne Perrot, Jeanne Lubek, Vertical agreements and contract exclusivities, December 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 32738, www.concurrences.com

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