Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The New Legal Framework for Motor Vehicle Distribution: A Toolkit to Deal with Real Competition Breakdowns
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
John Clark and Stephan Simon discuss The New Legal Framework for Motor Vehicle Distribution: A Toolkit to Deal with Real Competition Breakdowns.
ABSTRACT: The new rules on motor vehicle distribution are closer to the general regime applicable to vertical restraints. As the scope of the exemption is being limited, an increasing number of agreements will have to be assessed individually. A lower threshold will facilitate action against abuses on aftermarkets, such as abuses of warranties or failures to grant technical information. The alignment on the general regime facilitates the task of antitrust lawyers with clients in different industries