On 10 May, the European Commission (the ‘Commission’) published final texts of the new Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (‘VBER’) and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints (‘Guidelines’). These two documents set out the full legal framework for the assessment of vertical agreements under EU competition law that will apply from 1 June.
Although the process leading up to this moment started back in 2018, this means that businesses and their advisers have been given only three weeks to digest the final texts before they come into force. While the main changes that will come into force on 1 June are largely as previewed in the draft texts that were published for consultation back in July last year, there are some surprises.
To discover and be surprised, download a copy of our briefing.
BWG Connect, Vorys eControl & Euclid Law invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on Feb 24, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:pm EST / 5pm – 6pm GMT
In this webinar, Sarah Long, Partner at Euclid Law, Daren Garcia, Partner at Vorys eControl and Jessica Cunning, Partner at Vorys eControl will discuss the similarities and differences between a U.S. and European online sales control program to achieve successful eCommerce growth.
- The critical need for online sales control across geographies
- Key distribution and sales control elements needed to address growing challenges
- Differences in seller enforcement & monitoring tools when in the U.S. vs. Europe
- Online sales control as a function of empowering sales growth and protecting brand value
Sarah Long will be speaking at the eHackaton EDGE Conference by Ascential this week, alongside Daren Garcia from Vorys, on “Protecting Brand Equity in the eCommerce Age”
Follow the link to register.