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24 June 2021
Virtual Conference,
Delivered Live (CEST Time) & On-Demand Afterwards

Vertical Restraints & Distribution

Prepare for the future of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation whilst sharing practical strategies with manufacturers, retailers and distributors to address today’s challenges

Benefit from critical insights and share practical solutions with your peers from Europe and beyond


Vertical Restraints & Distribution will be a fully digital event, including live-streamed presentations, practical panel discussions, virtual coffee table area for spontaneous conversations, 1:1 networking, interactive Q&As, engaging polls and post-event downloadable resources.


What is the future of VBER?
What is the future of VBER?

Review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation including the Working Paper on the Dual Role of Commercial Agents with representatives from DG Comp. Then hear from retailers and manufacturers on what changes they would like to see to VBER.

Trends in National Enforcement
Trends in National Enforcement

Analyse what lessons can be learnt from how NCAs are approaching vertical restraints in key jurisdictions, including: Germany - France - Netherlands - Spain - Denmark  - Turkey.

CMA: Vertical Restraints post-Brexit?
CMA: Vertical Restraints post-Brexit?

Review recent cases in the UK including comparison websites and consider how vertical restraints are likely to evolve in the UK post Brexit.

Big Tech, Dominance & Dual Distribution
Big Tech, Dominance & Dual Distribution

Gain an update on the ongoing German and Italian cases for Amazon / Apple and consider how to balance lawful bundling of purchasing power and tough negotiations vs abusive exploitation of purchasing power as well as the challenges of dealing with dominant / powerful customers. Then, analyse the implications of DMA and VBER for dual distribution.

Distribution in Practice
Distribution in Practice

During the last 3 sessions, hear from fellow in-house lawyers on how they approach practical challenges of:

  • Selective Distribution
  • Information Exchange in Distribution Networks
  • Retail Price Maintenance (RPM) and Geo-blocking
360 Degree Perspective:
360 Degree Perspective:

Ensure that you are up to date with how the Commission's approach to VBER is evolving and gain practical strategies to address current challenges. Hear from:

  • In-house counsel from manufacturers, retailers & distributors
  • The European Commission and National regulators
  • Top legal minds & economists


Wherever you are in the world, Vertical Restraints & Distribution is coming to you.

Expert industry speakers. Hundreds of connections. Unparalleled networking opportunities. All delivered online, directly to you.

  • Tune into in-depth sessions, join live Q&As and participate in engaging polls
  • Connect with your peers before, during and after the event with 1:1 or group video meetings
  • Join virtual "coffee tables" and spark spontaneous encounters with old friends and new
  • Download detailed presentations to revisit in your own time
  • Increased flexibility so you can fit Vertical Restraints & Distribution around your schedule - most sessions will be available on-demand for two weeks after the event 
  • Benefit from reduced costs and save time


Be a part of Vertical Restraints & Distribution.

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Knowledge Partner

Media Partners

Head of Competition Law,

Mannheimer Swartling

High level presentations with very good practical advice.