The New EU Rules For Online Sales

Law360, New York (May 24, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT) -- On April 20, the European Commission published new rules governing “vertical” agreements, such as distribution and supply agreements. The new rules are set out in the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation and the related Guidelines. They will become effective as of June 1 for new agreements and as of June 1, 2011, for existing agreements.

Compared with the last revision of these rules in 2000, the recent revision is relatively modest. In 2000, the Commission issued rules that reflected an entirely new approach to the assessment...
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