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Distribution Law Center Countdown XXII - E-commerce (Restricting the use of online marketplaces / Online marketplace bans)
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Distribution Law Center Countdown XXII - E-commerce (Restricting the use of online marketplaces / Online marketplace bans)

What? An “online marketplace” is an e-commerce site that offers multiple products from many different sellers which connects…



UK adopts Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order meaning new competition rules for distribution arrangements
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UK adopts Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order meaning new competition rules for distribution arrangements

Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order
On 11 May 2022, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy…



European Commission adopted the new VBER and Vertical Guidelines
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European Commission adopted the new VBER and Vertical Guidelines

The European Commission adopted the new Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER), accompanied by the new Vertical…



Distribution Law Center Countdown XXI - E-commerce (Online promotions and active sales)
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Distribution Law Center Countdown XXI - E-commerce (Online promotions and active sales)

What? Digitalization and innovation of technology have been a focal point over the last decade in the development of the…



Distribution Law Center Countdown XX - Selective distribution (Reverse protection)
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Distribution Law Center Countdown XX - Selective distribution (Reverse protection)

What? As explained in prior countdowns (see DLC countdown 12, DLC countdown 13 and DLC countdown 14) the notions of “active…



Italian Competition Authority launches market test on Original Marines’ commitments
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Italian Competition Authority launches market test on Original Marines’ commitments

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In December 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) started a proceeding against Original Marines S.p.A. (OM)…



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