Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Louis Vogel (Vogel & Vogel) has written on EU Competition Law Applicable to Distribution Agreements: Review of 2011 and Outlook for 2012.
ABSTRACT: European competition law applicable to distribution agreements seems to have entered into a new stage of debates and conflicts which undoubtedly announce deep evolutions. Internet distribution has not found its balance yet and the Pierre Fabre case, in all likelihood, merely constitutes a step towards the construction of a truly efficient law. The conflicts between European competition law and national laws on restrictive practices have once again become a hot topic, and it is desirable that the supremacy of European law prevails. Finally, the acceptance of the economic analysis of vertical restrictions often remains difficult.