Five Minutes On... The Current EU Rules on Distribution

November 2014

The globalised economy makes effective distribution ever more challenging. While contracts are generally governed by local law, the key antitrust parameters are harmonised throughout the EU; they apply equally in Portugal and Poland as in France or Finland. Following recent decisions to limit restrictions on online sales, this briefing provides an overview on the current position in the EU.

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