The EU Commission publishes its evaluation of the vertical block exemption regulation

Introduction The current Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Regulation (‘VBER’), has been in force since 2010, a mere ten years. Yet it is hard to think of another decade in which the commercial landscape has changed as dramatically. The gradual shift away from the high street to online sales and the exponential growth of online market places have significantly affected the distribution and pricing strategies of both manufacturers and retailers. In addition, the COVID 19 pandemic has turbo-charged many inevitable changes in the way people buy and sell goods. On the back of its final Report on e-commerce in 2017 (a summary of which you can find here), and a public consultation, the Commission published its evaluation of the VBER on 8 September 2020 (‘the Evaluation’). It will serve as a

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  • Bird & Bird (London)
  • Bird & Bird (London)

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Peter Willis, Ariane Le Strat, The EU Commission publishes its evaluation of the vertical block exemption regulation, 8 septembre 2020, e-Competitions October 2020 - II, Art. N° 97237

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