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June 2020
Brussels, Belgium

Vertical Restraints & Distribution Conference

Review the future of the Vertical Block Exemption and other challenges for manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the digital world

Hear directly from regulators, discuss practical challenges with in-house counsel and gain an update from top legal minds

Thank you to all those who attended in 2019!

We're still putting the 2020 programme together - if you'd like to know as soon as it's ready then please register your interest by downloading last year's brochure.

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Highlights at the 2019 conference included:

A View from the Commission

Hear directly from the Commission on their current enforcement priorities and policy initiatives in vertical restraints. You will also have an opportunity to ask your burning questions directly to a DG Comp representative. 

Vertical Block Exemption

Join this interactive panel session to share your views and discuss with your peers how the industry would like the Vertical Block Exemption to be reformed to ensure that it is fit for the future. 

Enforcement in 5 Key Jurisdictions, Ping and Stihl...Explore how national competition authorities are approaching enforcement in key jurisdictions across Europe including Germany, UK, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands. 

Dual Distribution

Explore the hybrid role of platforms and what concerns they pose for competition law. Our expert speaker panel will discuss when a vertical relationship can become horizontal, review Google and Amazon cases and consider whether platforms need to be regulated.

Resale Price Maintenance (RPM)

Analyse recent cases in RPM, MFN and price parity agreements including the practical implications of recent decisions including Phillips, Pioneer and Asus.

Leniency & Settlements

Review how the Commission and national competition authorities are approaching leniency and settlements in vertical infringements and what the practical implications are for advising your clients. 


"High level presentations with very good practical advice."

Head of Competition Law, Mannheimer Swartling

"Very informative conference touching upon practical day-to-day application."

Counsel, Dentons

"The speakers were all of an extremely high quality!"

Solicitor, BSkyB

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