Skip to main content

Global M&A Toolkit

Global M&A Toolkit

Start of main content

Topical M&A Videos

Distribution pitfalls in the EU (April 2015)


Dealings with suppliers or customers may give rise to competition law concerns. Although in recent years these “vertical” relationships have not been a focus of the European Commission, this seems to have changed recently. At the national level, the application of competition law to distribution activities remains a major focus of several courts and authorities – the German Federal Cartel Office in particular – and has become a focus of others, such as the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. There are a number of resulting potential pitfalls for suppliers and distributors, including the possibility of different authorities taking different approaches to enforcement.

Marc Besen, Antitrust Partner in Düsseldorf/Brussels, discusses what are the major pitfalls clients should be aware of in vertical relationships.

Chris Bates describes the broad principles behind the new EU regulations on short selling

Can't see the video above?
Click here to download a Windows Media Video for use offline


Linked In follow us on Twitter Google Plus Email This

Rate this resource

  1. Rate as 1 star
  2. Rate as 2 stars
  3. Rate as 3 stars
  4. Rate as 4 stars
  5. Rate as 5 stars
  6. Rate as 6 stars
  7. Rate as 7 stars
  8. Rate as 8 stars
  9. Rate as 9 stars
  10. Rate as 10 stars

Your current rating: 7/10

Related Tags

Europe, Merger control.

Previous page

What's new

Open My Toolkit

My Toolkit


Sorry, there is a problem. Try again


To request access to all the resources within the Global M&A Toolkit and any of our Clifford Chance Online Services complete this form.

My Toolkit

Add current page

Waiting for data...

What is My Toolkit?

My Tookit is a simple way for you to bookmark the pages of this site that interest you the most. See it as a navigation bar, customised by you, for you. When you find a page of interest, click "Add current page" above and it will appear in the list ready for you to use again next time you visit.