Analysing vertical agreements

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This Practice Note is important first stage reading for analysing vertical restraints, that is, restrictions in vertical agreements caught by Article 101(1) TFEU (see The...

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Intellectual property (IP) agreements relating to, for example, licensing of technology and for the joint development of new technology, may have a restrictive effect on...

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There are several ways in which a supplier can distribute its product. A supplier may: • distribute products or services itself • use a distributor, or • use an agent. In...

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This Practice Note makes frequent references to two legal instruments issued by the European Commission that are designed to assist parties and their advisors in...

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As with other commercial arrangements, 'franchise agreements' are potentially subject to EU and Member State competition law requirements (in particular, the Article...

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Land agreements are not an area that most people would associate with competition law concerns but care is needed to ensure that no such concerns arise. A land agreement...

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Most-favoured nation clauses (MFNs, also called parity clauses) are vertical arrangements whereby the terms and condition of supply are set by reference to the terms and...

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Most manufacturers do not distribute their products themselves. Establishing a captive retail system is expensive and manufacturers normally outsource such activities to...

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Europe Austria GTDT Vertical Agreements 2018 Austria European Union GTDT Vertical Agreements 2018 European Union France GTDT Vertical Agreements 2018 France Germany GTDT...

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Vertical agreements pervade the business landscape in recognition of the often substantial commercial benefits that they engender. In terms of structure, a vertical...

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The Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation (VRBE, Regulation No 330/2010) defines a category of vertical agreements which the European Commission will normally...

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