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Vertical Restraints and Distribution Conference
13 June 2023
Le Châtelain HotelBrussels, Belgium

13 June 2023
Le Châtelain Hotel,
Brussels, Belgium

Vertical Restraints & Distribution

Review the VBER a year on and consider best practice strategies to address common distribution challenges, and remain compliant.

Whether you are a manufacturer, retailer or distributor, ensure you are up to date!

Key themes for 2023 include:

VBER in Practice

Analyse how the new VBER is working in practice during the transition period, including which grey areas still remain and whether the benefits of the VBER are being used in full. 

National Developments in 5 Key Jurisdictions

Review the latest developments at national level in key jurisdictions, including France, Germany, UK, Switzerland and Norway to help ensure you're fully up to date.

Online Sales, including Dual Distribution & RPM

Consider one of the thorniest topics in vertical restraints, including what is and what isn't possible when it comes to data sharing, the interface of the VBER with the DMA and the latest developments in RPM to ensure that you are fully compliant. 

Selective & Exclusive Distribution

Get the latest guidance on selective distribution, discuss best strategies to help you overcome the challenges of monitoring distribution networks in the digital landscape, and then analyse how to best deal with a disparity of approaches in the EU, UK and Switzerland. 

Abuse of Dominance

Join this practical session to consider the difference between lawful bundling of purchasing power and abusive exploitation of purchasing power, the latest developments in abuse of economic dependence rules in key European markets and recent case law in territorial supply constraints. 

Recent Trends in Distribution

Consider practical implications of the choice of distribution models - whether it's agency or franchising, including trends in distribution law and non-compete restrictions. 


Be a part of Vertical Restraints & Distribution.

Get in touch today to find out about the opportunities we have for you to get ahead of the competition, showcase your expertise and align your brand with the most exciting event in vertical restraints & distribution.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Enes Duzen on +44 (0) 20 8052 0469 or email

Head of Competition Law,

Mannheimer Swartling

High level presentations with very good practical advice.