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Guide to the EU Block Exemption for Vertical Agreements : International Competition Law Series Set - Martin Mendelsohn

Guide to the EU Block Exemption for Vertical Agreements

International Competition Law Series Set

Hardcover Published: December 2001
ISBN: 9789041198136
Number Of Pages: 304

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The revised EC policy on the application of competition law to vertical agreements is one of the most important developments in EC anti-trust for many years. The block exemption regulation, which came into effect on 1 June 2000, and the accompanying policy changes are crucially important for companies doing business in the European Union. Whichever route a business chooses to get its products to market, it needs to understand the impact of the EC rules.This guide provides a comprehensive and practical commentary on the new rules. The work contains the full text of the block exemption regulation, accompanying guidelines and other relevant Commission notices. Issues covered include: background to EC competition law and its application to vertical agreements; in-depth analysis of the provisions of the block exemption regulation;examination of how the rules apply to exclusive distribution; and selective distribution, franchising and agency agreements. The authoritative and in-depth analysis of the guide will be invaluable to in-house counsel, business people and practitioners involved in or advising on the distribution of goods or services in the EU.

Introduction
European Competition Lawp. 1
EC Competition Rulesp. 13
History and Reformp. 31
Umbrella Block Exemptionp. 43
The Guidelinesp. 69
Agency Agreementsp. 77
Franchisingp. 87
Exclusive and Selective Distributionp. 115
Checklistp. 139
Article 81 of the EC Treaty (ex Article 85)p. 143
Commission Regulation (EC) No 2790/1999p. 145
Commission Notice - Guidelines on Vertical Restraints (2000/C 291/01)p. 157
Regulation No 17 - First Regulation implementing Articles 81 and 86 of the Treatyp. 237
Regulation No 19/65/EEC of 2 March of the Council on application of Article 85 (3) of the Treaty of certain categories of agreements and concerted practicesp. 255
Commission Notice on agreements of minor importance which do not fall within the meaning of Article 85(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community (97/C 372/04)p. 263
Commission Notice relating to the revision of the 1997 notice on agreements of minor importance which do not fall under Article 81(1) of the EC Treaty (2001/C 149/05)p. 269
Commission Notice on the definition of relevant market for the purposes of Community competition law (97/C 372/03)p. 275
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ISBN: 9789041198136
ISBN-10: 904119813X
Series: International Competition Law Series Set
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: December 2001
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.79 x 16.61  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.61

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