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Advanced Agency & Distribution 2009: Managing the Commercial and Competition Law Risks On and Offline

October 6, 2009 • London, United Kingdom

IBC Legal Conferences presents its 4th annual event Advanced Agency & Distribution.

This one-day conference reviews the legal, commercial and competition law differences between agents and distributors and their rights and obligations.

Designed for in-house lawyers, private practitioners and regulators, this annual event will also explore the application of the competition rules and how companies can take a robust view of any concern.

The complexity of agency and distribution agreements and relationships is increasingly being manifested in significant legal and regulatory developments:

  • greater scrutiny by competition authorities of relations between commercial parties
  • new and convoluted legal disputes arising from on and offline selling
  • continually developing case law in various European jurisdictions
  • inconsistent court rulings

Recent developments of special note include:

  • the practical impact of the reform of the vertical block exemption
  • the OFT’s investigations into retailers and suppliers.

Leading experts from a diverse background will discuss and analyze crucial developments and practical challenges.

Thomas De Meese is part of a panel at this conference.

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