This book gives comprehensive coverage of EU distribution law and the law relating to vertical agreements. Now in its second edition, it is the only book to provide a detailed and practice oriented analysis of the entire scope of vertical agreements under the new legislative framework. Written by two authors who assisted the Commission in its drafting and reviewing of the Regulation, the book gives invaluable practical commentary on the new general block exemption
(Regulation 330/2010), the new Motor Vehicle Block Exemption regulation (Regulation 461/2010), and the accompanying new Vertical Guidelines, as well as on agreements which are not covered by a block exemption.
The authors consider issues directly relevant in the commercial world, answering questions such as: Under what conditions may a supplier impose territorial restrictions on his dealer network?: Is it possible to impose maximum retail prices?: Are customer restrictions permissible in a selective distribution system?: Can a supplier assume an exclusive supply obligation?: Is an exclusive supply-back obligation included in a subcontracting arrangement enforceable?
The authors draw on their experience in this area of competition law to address the more complex issues relating to vertical restraints. They offer practical solutions to commercial problems and provide an indispensible tool for all practitioners in this field.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 884 g
Dimensions: 255 x 175 x 34 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
...this book successfully tackles the gap for a practical and extensive source of vertical restraints within EU competiton law ... It is an excellent book not only for practitioners and postgraduate students, but it also offers a useful and one-off source for further reseach in this area of EU competition law for academics and researchers as the book reflects the authors' practical, deep and broad knowledge of the EU law of vertical restraints. * Barbora Jedlickova, European Law Review *
The publication of a detailed analysis so soon after adoption of the new block exemptions is welcome. * Valentine Korah, London, CML Rev. 2012 *
A key and fully revised reference work that I found invaluable to bring me up to speed on this complex topic. - Dr Wolf Sauter, Professor, Tilburg Law School
Wijckmans and Tuytschaever have not merely updated this book but have also improved it while retaining the best parts of the earlier edition. The second edition of this book may be even more confidently recommended to both academics and practitioners as an essential subject resource. * Jonathan Fitchen, Edinburgh Law Review *