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Territorial restrictions in vertical relations

Lidgard, Hans Henrik LU (1997) In World Competition 21(1). p.71-86
Abstract
The European preoccupation with a unified market, and indirectly with territorial restrictions, remains problematic. The first sentence of the Commission Green Paper of 22 January 1997 on Vertical Restraints in EC Competition Policy reads: “The creation of a Single Market is one of the main objectives of the European Union.” This axiom is then repeated again and again. Everything can be discussed except the market integration. Territorial restrictions will be vigorously pursued in the future as in the past.

This article examines the handling of territorial restrictions in community law and how past practices may influence a future position on vertical agreements. Case law development is briefly summarized and compared with the... (More)
The European preoccupation with a unified market, and indirectly with territorial restrictions, remains problematic. The first sentence of the Commission Green Paper of 22 January 1997 on Vertical Restraints in EC Competition Policy reads: “The creation of a Single Market is one of the main objectives of the European Union.” This axiom is then repeated again and again. Everything can be discussed except the market integration. Territorial restrictions will be vigorously pursued in the future as in the past.

This article examines the handling of territorial restrictions in community law and how past practices may influence a future position on vertical agreements. Case law development is briefly summarized and compared with the parallel US development and proposals ventured. (Less)
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World Competition
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  abstract     = {The European preoccupation with a unified market, and indirectly with territorial restrictions, remains problematic. The first sentence of the Commission Green Paper of 22 January 1997 on Vertical Restraints in EC Competition Policy reads: “The creation of a Single Market is one of the main objectives of the European Union.” This axiom is then repeated again and again. Everything can be discussed except the market integration. Territorial restrictions will be vigorously pursued in the future as in the past. <br/><br>
This article examines the handling of territorial restrictions in community law and how past practices may influence a future position on vertical agreements. Case law development is briefly summarized and compared with the parallel US development and proposals ventured.},
  author       = {Lidgard, Hans Henrik},
  keyword      = {private law: EU competition law,civilrätt: konkurrensrätt,territorial restrictions,single european market},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {71--86},
  series       = {World Competition},
  title        = {Territorial restrictions in vertical relations},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {1997},
}