Monday, June 14, 2010
On-line reselling and selective distribution networks: What can be learnt from the French experience?
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Robert Saint-Esteben, Olivier Billard, and Karin-Amélie Jouvensal (Avocats à la Cour, Bredin Prat) ask On-line reselling and selective distribution networks: What can be learnt from the French experience?
ABSTRACT: The European Commission is reviewing the competition rules applicable to vertical restraints. In that context, an issue is how restrictions to Internet sales should be addressed. Such restrictions are frequent in selective distribution systems, where French courts and authorities have acquired a competence that may inspire the Commission.