A new regulation on supply and distribution agreements will come into force on 1 June 2010. Big data issues and access to data as an essential input are rapidly gaining importance in vertical relationships. This is reflected in the recent evaluation of stakeholder input in the Commission`s review of the VBER. In the past, Hungarian competition (…) CCPC extends vertical data reporting – The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) today extended the validity of its statement on vertical agreements and concerted practices (the “declaration”) until December 1, 2022. The statement came on 1 December (…) The European Commission has examined the competition framework for the automotive sector. EU jurisprudence defines horizontally e.V. as “cooperation between two or more real or potential competitors” and vertically as “cooperation between companies operating at different levels of the production or distribution chain. [2] At this stage of the analysis, the American and European courts define horizontal and vertical cooperation very similarly. In the United States, horizontal cooperation is generally defined as a restriction imposed by agreements between competitors and vertical restrictions imposed by enterprise-to-company agreements at different levels of a distribution chain. [3] In publishing its roadmap proposal[1], the European Commission`s Competition Directorate launched the Process of Regulation Review (EU) No. 149/2013. The Commission Regulation (EC) 330/2010 of 20 April 2010 on the application of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE) to the categories of vertical restrictions and concerted practices[2] (hereafter referred to as “regulation”) and vertical guidelines [3].

Regulation (EC) 330/2010 does not expire until 31 May 2022, so that the exercise will begin on time and the various stakeholders will hopefully have the opportunity to share their experiences and present their proposals to their authors. It is common knowledge that a total ban on online sales is an essential restriction on passive sales and is characterized as a restriction of competition. The European Commission has made this clear in its 2010 guidelines and by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the (…) Vertical agreements are agreements between companies operating at different levels of the production or distribution chain. B an agreement between a producer and a distributor. Current EU rules require companies to assess for themselves the compliance of their vertical agreements with EU competition law, which prohibits competition-limiting agreements under Article 101, paragraph 1, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The VBER exempts certain types of agreements from the article 101 ban, paragraph 1, where certain conditions are met, giving companies confidence that their agreement is in line with EU competition law. The table below shows a specific text in the opinions of European jurisprudence and the GA on the differences between the horizontal and vertical agreement. First use by the French competition authority of the instruments put in place by the Macron and Egalim laws in order to make mandatory the legally binding obligations of four large retail food companies aimed at alleviating the competition problems that arise from their common sales contracts of the own brand of distributors (…) According to a press release issued on 18 September 2020 by the Danish Competition Authority (the Authority), the Danish design company GUBI A/S entered into a transaction with the AMF and fined DKK 6 million (about 800,000 euros) for the resale price (…) Decision on SERKO LTD`s complaints Subject: Hellenic Competition Commission decision on complaints filed by the company “SERKO LTD SCIENTIFIC – ELECTRONIC MACHINERY (Imports – Representations – Service)” concerning allegations of violation of Articles 1 and 2 (…) Purchasing Offices: The Authority reviews the proposals for commitments – The Competition Authority has