New EU and UK Rules for Vertical Agreements Come Into Effect 1 June 2022: Summary of Key Changes

June 2022
Region: Europe

A new EU and UK block exemption regime for vertical agreements comes into effect on 1 June 2022 (with a one-year transitional period for preexisting agreements). These new rules make some important reforms to the existing treatment of vertical agreements under EU and UK competition law, creating new risks and opportunities for manufacturers, importers, wholesalers and retailers.