The European Commission has dramatically increased its level of competition law enforcement against vertical agreements. Distribution agreements have in particular been in the spotlight, but other arrangements such as licensing are also at risk. The focus is on ensuring that manufacturers and licensors do not unreasonably ban or restrict online selling and is replicated at national level in the EU. Jennifer Marsh, a London-based partner with law firm K&L Gates discusses the recent cases and their implications with Matthew Hall of McGuireWoods and John Roberti of Allen & Overy.
Jennifer Marsh // K&L Gates // London
Matthew Hall of McGuireWoods and John Roberti of Allen & Overy