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12 October 2023

The new EU regime on distribution agreements has blown out its first candle.

Business in the meantime has had the opportunity to come to grips with the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (‘VBER’) and the accompanying Vertical Guidelines. Many questions were raised, some were answered, and some remain.

The Distribution Law Center has had the chance to discuss the most frequently asked questions which the case team of DG Competition (European Commission), responsible for the VBER, received in the last year, as well as the answers which the case team gave to these questions.

We are happy to share these questions and answers with you during our 2nd Virtual VBER Event.

When? 12 October 2023 from 12:00 – 14:00 CEST 

Where? Live on Teams

How? Free participation


  • WELCOME AND INTRO | 12:00 – 12:15 pm
  • WHAT BUSINESS MUST KNOW | 12:15 - 13:45 pm

    In two hours, the DLC contributors will bring you up to speed with what you must know about 1-year new VBER. Grab your lunch and join us online via Teams for a practical Q&A on 11 topics, including:

    • online intermediation services,
    • platform agreements,
    • information exchange in dual distribution,
    • fulfilment (‘drop shipping’) contracts,
    • dual pricing,
    • the combination of exclusive distribution and selective distribution, and
    • the effective use of the internet by buyers.


The DLC contributors that will guide you through the Q&A are the following: Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, Banning, Cederquist, Chrysses Demetriades & Co, contrast, Havel & Partners Czech Republic, Havel & Partners Slovakia, Kyriakides Georgopoulos, Modzelewska & Paśnik, Pavia e Ansaldo, Šelih & partnerji, and TGS Baltic Estonia.

Want to participate?

Please enrol with your DLC contributor to obtain a registration link. You can find a list of all DLC contributors here:

Everything you need to know about 1 year VBER - full video

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