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Vertical restraints in EC competition law

Bernd Taucher

Vertical restraints in EC competition law

by Bernd Taucher

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Published by UMIST in Manchester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBernd Taucher ; supervised by M. Yamin.
ContributionsYamin, M., School of Management.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17298399M

  This is where competition law is most important as it addresses the many different forms of restrain that can be placed on commerce. The antitrust laws of the Sherman Act address mainly two forms of restraint that manifest in a variety of ways: horizontal restraint and vertical restraint. The Plan of the Book Part I—Concepts 2. Effective Competition Introduction Vertical Restraints Horizontal Agreements The Role of Market Definition in Article 81 Summary 6. Article 82 The Role of Empirical Analysis in EC Competition Law

European competition law is the competition law in use within the European Union. It promotes the maintenance of competition within the European Single Market by regulating anti-competitive conduct by companies to ensure that they do not create cartels and monopolies that would damage the interests of society.. European competition law today derives mostly from articles to of the. (7) The EC, in contrast, appears to distinguish its analysis of non-merger vertical restraints from its analysis of vertical mergers to a greater degree than the U.S. The EC's different approach to vertical mergers (or vertical aspects of mergers) is likely attributable to some extent to how it assesses efficiencies in the merger context.

Give three reasons for the existence of vertical restraints. Expert Answer Vertical constraints are the restrictions over competition between firms and individuals at different levels of production and distribution process. Vertical restraints are competition restrictions in agreements between firms or individuals at different levels of the production and distribution process. Vertical restraints are to be distinguished from so-called "horizontal restraints", which are found in agreements between horizontal competitors.


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Vertical restraints in EC competition law by Bernd Taucher Download PDF EPUB FB2

On 25 Maythe European Commission (“Commission”) has published its Final Report of the support studies for the evaluation of its Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) and the accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints (the “Final Report”).

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 by: 4.

Commission Regulation (EC) No / of 22 December on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices Official Journal L, p. ; Guidelines for the assessment of vertical restraints. Edition: EC competition law in context; The economics of EC competition law; Article 81 EC: Anticompetitive coordination; Article 82 EC: Abuse of dominance; Regulation / Anticompetitive Mergers; The institutional and procedural framework of EC competition enforcement; Hardcore cartels; Horizontal cooperation agreements; Vertical restraints; Technology transfer.

Vertical Agreements in EU Competition Law. Third Edition. Filip Tuytschaever and Frank Wijckmans. A new edition of an established practitioner text providing a detailed and practical analysis of the entire scope of the law relating to vertical agreements.

Vertical relationships (also called vertical restraints) may fall foul of article 81 (1) of the EC Treaty, if they affect trade between member states and have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the Common Market. Vertical restraints are generally Vertical restraints in EC competition law book harmful than horizontal restraints and may provide substantial scope for efficiencies.

(7) The objective of Article is to ensure that undertakings do not use agreements – in this context, vertical agreements – to restrict competition on the market to the detriment of consumers.

The Encyclopedia provides balanced and comprehensive coverage of the major domain in law and economics, including: criminal law, regulation, property law, contract law, tort law, labor and employment law, antitrust law, procedural law, and the production of legal rules.

Vertical restraints, competition and the rule of reason Shubha Ghosh. EU distribution law: Two worlds Competition law reforms in the area of vertical restraints, combined with the current state of uncertainty as to the scope of article 82 EC, have left dominant firms at a considerable disadvantage as compared with their non-dominant competitors when it comes to organising distribution of their products.

Volume 32 () / Issue 4 Buy Barry E. Hawk, 'System Failure: Vertical Restraints and EC competition law' () 32 Common Market Law Review, Issue 4, pp. – This chapter covers the economics of vertical restraints. Such restraints are very common as businesses try to organize their supply and distribution channels efficiently.

Competition law faces the challenging task of assessing whether the positive efficiency effects outweigh the anti-competitive effects. The chapter first explains the main efficiency rationales for vertical restraints.

This book analyses the EC competition rules applicable to vertical agreements, including Regulation /99 (the general block exemption applicable to vertical agreements), Regulation / (the motor vehicle block exemption) and also vertical agreements not covered by a block exemption. Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty as well as national competition law when national competition law is applied to agreements which may affect trade between Member States or to abuse prohibited by Article This guideline explains how the OFT applies Article 81 and the Chapter I prohibition to vertical agreements.

In particular, it describes. vertical restraints can reduce or eliminate intrabrand competition, and thereby reduce or eliminate the externality; for example, by granting exclusive franchise territories or specifying minimum retail prices, competition and externalities among franchisees can be reduced or eliminated.

After discussing the pro-competitive rationale, the potential negative effects of vertical restraints, and the introduction of an economic approach by the Commission, the book examines the block exemption regulation and critically reviews the limits of the revision of EU rules on vertical restraints.

The Vertical agreements Practice note considers the application of EU competition law to vertical agreements. Vertical agreements are the most frequently encountered commercial agreement. They are those entered into between two or more firms operating at different levels of the market, for example, between a manufacturer and distributor.

This Practice note provides an essential guide to the. Restraint on Competition: Vertical and Horizontal The restraints in competition law can be broadly divided as horizontal and vertical.

The agreement relating to the competition that operates at a similar level of the economy falls under the ambit of the Horizontal Agreement.

Buy Vertical Agreements in EC Competition Law by Wijckmans, Frank, Tuytschaever, Filip, Vanderelst, Alain (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Frank Wijckmans. This paper, prepared as a chapter for a forthcoming book on the Law and Economics of Antitrust, examines the rule of reason and its application to vertical restraints after the Supreme Court's decision in Leegin v Kat's Korner.

This chapter examines the economic foundations of competition policy toward vertical restraints, with a focus on resale price maintenance (RPM).

It outlines the theories of RPM as potentially anticompetitive on the basis that such practices support collusion or exclusion at either the upstream supplier stage of a supply chain or, more rarely, the downstream retail stage.

This chapter examines independent distribution and how it is treated under EU competition law. Since the s, it is acknowledged that vertical agreements can entail restrictions of competition—generally called ‘vertical restraints’—which deserve competition law scrutiny.

While the early case law and Regulations adopted in the field focused primarily on restrictions of intra-brand.the form of the restraint. Designing adequate competition law that in an easy way handles this distinction is therefore hard. Competition authorities are thus helped by a deeper knowledge of the effects of vertical restraints.

This volume is devoted to exploring the pros and cons of vertical restraints.The Verticals Block Exemption Regulation and the accompanying Vertical Guidelines together form an important toolkit for companies when self-assessing the compatibility of their vertical arrangements with EU competition law.

The rules are due to expire in May and so a consultation by the European Commission on what to do next was expected. However, in the light of market developments.