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New Kids on the Block: Retailer-driven Vertical Practices and the New Regulation of Vertical Restraints in EU Competition Law

BY | July 8, 2010

Ioannis Lianos, Jul 07, 2010 By integrating more fully the retailer power story, the new vertical restraints guidelines and block exemption regulation provide for a more equilibrated regime for vertical…

Ioannis Lianos, Jul 07, 2010

By integrating more fully the retailer power story, the new vertical restraints guidelines and block exemption regulation provide for a more equilibrated regime for vertical restraints in Europe. The objective of the Commission was not only to address the important concern of retailer power and its possible anticompetitive effects in a retail sector that is characterized by increasing concentration, although not necessarily increasing profitability, but also to respo

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