12 May 2022

New vertical agreements block exemption regulation - time to make an inventory of existing distribution agreements

On 10 May 2022 the European Commission adopted the new vertical agreements block exemption regulation (VBER), see Commission Regulation 2022/720.

  It enters into force on 1 June 2022 (replacing the current VBER) and contains certain new requirements that need to be taken into consideration when entering into new vertical agreements, such as distribution agreements. There is a one year transition period in respect of agreements already in force on 31 May 2022. 

For more information please contact the Hammarskiöld’s competition law team.

Malin Albert (Partner)

Sofia Falkner (Associate Partner)