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University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Saturday, July 4, 2009

GCR Review of the Vertical Restraints Regime

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

GCR Review of the Vertical Restraints Regime
Thursday 17 September
Radisson Blu Hotel, Brussels

Chairmen and speakers include:

Andrzej Kmiecik
Partner, Van Bael & Bellis
Fiona Carlin
Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Luc Peeperkorn
Senior Administrator, DG Competition European Commission
Frank Wijckmans
Partner, Contrast Law
Edvard Carleson
Senior Vice President and General Counsel,
Volvo CE
Stephen Kinsella OBE
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Fabrizio Mecozzi
Legal Counsel, Nike Europe
Paul Lugard
Head of Antitrust, Philips International B.V.
Joseph Vogel
Partner, Vogel & Vogel
Markus Wirtz
Partner, Glade Michel Wirtz
Joanna Goyder
Barrister, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Fabien Zivy
Chief of Staff of the President
Autorité de la Concurrence
Jackie Holland
Director of Competition Policy, Office of Fair Trading
Susan Hinchliffe
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Adrian Majumdar
Partner, RBB Economics
Jean Yves Art
Director Competition Law, Microsoft
Peter Vanderghinste
Competition Counsel, Nestlé SA

Topics include:

  • Overview of the current rules and their application to the main forms of distribution
  • View from the Commission - the revised Regulation and Guidelines
  • Exclusive distribution - how much more exclusivity will manufacturers be able to grant under the new rules?
  • Selective distribution - what interests should selective distribution protect and where the real dangers lie?
  • Are there still stricter national rules to take into account ?
  • Resale price maintenance - will there be a sea change?
  • Buyer Power and other topical retailer issues
  • What forms of distribution may dominant suppliers use?
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