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The specific characteristics of distribution in the overseas departments with regard to import exclusivities

The distribution of products and services in the French overseas departments (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Reunion, Martinique and Mayotte) has many particularities. Different payment terms, a separate tax regime - including dock dues, which make imports more expensive - and the individual characteristics of each department make these markets distinct from [+]

27 January 2023|Tags: , , |

The firm has submitted observations to the Commission on the proposed Motor Vehicle block Exemption regulation and guidelines

The firm has submitted observations to the Commission on the proposed Motor Vehicle block Exemption regulation and guidelines Vogel & Vogel have submitted to the Commission their comments on the draft Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation and the draft Guidelines , while emphasizing the positive and negative elements of [+]

3 October 2022|Tags: , , |

The final version of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Guidelines

The final version of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation and Vertical Guidelines: a fairly positive text, favorable to the protection of distribution networks and their proper functioning, despite some imperfections On 10 May 2022 the European Commission published the final version of its regulation and guidelines on vertical restraints [+]

11 May 2022|Tags: , , , |

Joseph Vogel gives talk at the University of Florence Autumn Competition Conference

Joseph Vogel participated as a panelist on Friday 8 October in the University of Florence's Autumn conference,  Classics revisited: Market Definition, Horizontal and Vertical Agreements and dedicated his presentation to the need to review the European Commission's plans for dual distribution (direct sales by suppliers and distributors). Please find attached [+]

14 October 2021|

The firm has submitted observations to the Commission on the proposed block Exemption regulation and guidelines on vertical restraints

Vogel & Vogel have submitted to the Commission their comments on the draft Block Exemption Regulation and the draft Guidelines with regard to their impact on the structure of European distribution networks and on some particular behaviors, while emphasizing the very positive developments of certain changes compared to the [+]

4 October 2021|

The reaction by the law firm ‘Vogel’ to the measures to restrict the protection of visible spare parts in the automotive sector

In a press release published on 25 August 2021 the Autorité de la Concurrence welcomed the adoption of the law n° 2021-1104 of 24 August 2021 leading to the gradual opening to competition of visible spare parts in the automotive sector. The Autorité de la concurrence expressed its satisfaction, after [+]

31 August 2021|

FinTech sector in the firing line

Mindful of the significant changes that have impacted payment activities in recent years, the French Competition Authority, which had taken up the case of its own initiative in January 2020, has issued its opinion on the competitive situation in the sector of new technologies applied to financial activities. In [+]

3 June 2021|

Joseph Vogel : Lawyer of the year 2021

Joseph Vogel has been nominated as “Lawyer of the year” in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition to Vogel & Vogel’s law firm listing, the recognition of “Lawyer of the year” is accorded to one lawyer per specialty and location. The listing, which was published on 25 [+]

30 June 2020|Tags: |

Case law overturned: refusal of approval in a selective distribution system, even when candidate fulfills selection criteria, is not a restrictive agreement neither a civil tort (including in qualitative selective distribution)

We are pleased to send you an important judgment from the distribution division of the Paris Court of Appeal, which has overturned the case law on refusals of authorization and is very favorable to the heads of selective distribution networks (I). The judgment also provides [+]

29 November 2019|Tags: |
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