Vertical Restraints - What's hot in German competition law?


Our contribution to the new GCR tool on Vertical Restraints, which has just been released, is now online and available free-to-view on the GCR website. We have contributed the Germany section, which covers legislation and cases on various topics, including Resale Price Maintenance (RPM), Most Favourite Nation Clauses (MFNs), Non-Compete Obligations, Territorial Restrictions, and Selective Distribution. The tool is a helpful reference for many other jurisdictions worldwide with contributions from selected competition specialists .

The German Bundeskartellamt has been at the forefront of vertical enforcement over the past years and has pioneered some of the best practices, which have meanwhile been established across Europe and are therefore of European-wide if not global relevance.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anna Huttenlauch, Max Klasse or any other member of our antitrust & competition team.

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