ISBN : 9780198791027
Now in its third edition, this volume provides complete and specialized coverage of EU competition law applicable to vertical agreements, and detailed and practice-oriented analysis of the EU regulatory framework as applied the Commission and the EU courts.
The authors consider issues directly relevant in the commercial world, answering questions such as: Under what conditions may a supplier impose territorial restrictions on his dealer network?: Is it possible to impose maximum retail prices?: Are customer restrictions permissible in a selective distribution system?: Can a supplier assume an exclusive supply obligation?: Is an exclusive supply-back obligation included in a subcontracting arrangement enforceable?
The authors draw on their experience in this area of competition law to address the more complex issues relating to vertical restraints. They offer practical solutions to commercial problems and provide an indispensable tool for all practitioners in this field.
I. INTRODUCTION1 Introduction
II. VERTICAL AGREEMENTS UNDER REGULATION 330/20102 Road maps
3 Article 2(1): Scope of application of Regulation 330/2010
4 Article 2(2)-(5): Limits to the scope of application of Regulation 330/2010
5 Article 3: Market share threshold
6 Article 4: Hardcore restrictions
7 Article 5: Excluded restrictions
8 Article 6 (non-application) and Article 29 Regulation 1/2003 (withdrawal)
9 Frequently used distribution and supply scenarios
III. VERTICAL AGREEMENTS OUTSIDE REGULATION 330/201010 Economics and self-assessment of vertical agreements
IV. MOTOR VEHICLE DISTRIBUTION11 Motor vehicle distribution