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Dual Distribution in the Digital Age: The European Commission Drafts New Competition Rules

BY | April 27, 2022

Dual distribution has flourished with the rise of e-commerce and is a key focus of current reforms to vertical agreement rules by the European Commission, which published a draft revised…

Dual distribution has flourished with the rise of e-commerce and is a key focus of current reforms to vertical agreement rules by the European Commission, which published a draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and draft revised Guidelines on Vertical Restraints on July 9, 2021. Public consultation feedback was largely critical of the draft new vertical rules with respect to dual distribution. In particular, as the contemplated regime for information exchange in dual distribution was

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