17 February 2016 – Vertical Restraints in On-line Sales: Comments on Some Recent Developments

10The next Antitrustitalia event will take place on 17 February at 12:30pm at Confindustria Bruxelles, Av. de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 – 1040 Bruxelles – Metro Schuman.

Luc Peeperkorn and Josefine Hederström (European Commission, DG Competition, Policy and case support in antitrust), will give a presentation in English on:

Vertical Restraints in On-line Sales: Comments on Some Recent Developments

We will discuss about the legal framework applicable to vertical restraints in the online world and certain recent developments in the policy and enforcement activity of European competition authorities as regards online vertical restraints.  We will ask whether certain specific characteristics of online sales create particular challenges for the assessment of vertical restraints and look at certain practices used in online vertical relationships (e.g., the hotels price parity clauses, online sales, platforms).  The main question will be whether some of these practices should be considered hardcore restrictions.

Luc Peeperkorn, after having studied economics and political science at the University of Amsterdam, worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he specialised in industrial economics, public finance and welfare economics.  In 1991 Luc joined the European Commission, DG Competition. Luc was the co-author of the Vertical Restraints Block Exemption Regulation and Guidelines of 2000 and 2010, the De Minimis Notice of 2001 and 2014, the Transfer of Technology Block Exemption Regulation and Guidelines of 2004 and 2014.  He was also co-author of the Guidance on the Commission’s enforcement priorities in applying Article 82 of 2009.  Josefine Hederström holds a Master degree in International Public Law from the University of Bordeaux IV – Montesquieu.  Prior to joining the European Commission, she worked for the European Court of Justice as a lawyer linguist.  Josefine joined DG Competition in 2016 where she has worked in the cartels units, the energy unit and today in the unit ‘Policy and case support in antitrust’.

Refreshments will be provided at 12.30, the presentation will begin at 13.00 and will finish at 14:30.

Entrance is free for antitrustitalia members. For non-members, there will be a fee of €15 to cover the cost of the lunch. Please use this Eventbrite link goo.gl/PNly1b to register for the event.  Receipts can be printed from the link above directly.

As space is limited, please let us know if you are unable to attend, so that we can offer your place to other colleagues. For the non-members who will notify the cancellation by Monday 16 June, the fee will be reimbursed directly from the link above.

antitrustitalia counts on your support!

Cocktail – Vini Divini Aperitivi, 26 January 2016

vinidiviniDear Friends,

Happy New Year!

antitrustitalia is delighted to invite you for a cocktail at Vini Divini Aperitivi, Rue du Berger, 24, 1050 Bruxelles, on Tuesday, 26 January, from 19.30 to 22.30.

 

The invitation is strictly personal.

You can register here by Friday 22 January 2016

We look forward to seeing you all!

antitrustitalia – www.antitrustitalia.it

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Christmas Dinner – 8 December 2015

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Dear friends,

Following last year’s success, antitrustitalia is organising our 5th Christmas dinner. Let’s get together again for some holiday cheer!

Please join us on Tuesday, 8th December at 20.30 at L’Auberge de Boendael, Square du Vieux Tilleul 12, 1050 Brussels.

The ticket price is 50 Euro per person (including wine) for the following menu.

(La coupe nature ou royal)

Le salade folle de magret fumé farci au foie gras et mangues

Le suprême de poularde farcie au jambon de Parme, fèves des marais et pommes dauphine

La tartelette Tatin, glace vanille

Le café  

Vin et Eau

Tickets are only available in advance through Eventbrite until 3 December 2015.

A cash bar with lounge music, will be available after dinner.

For more information, or if you have any dietary requirements please email Karin at karin.podschun@lw.com

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

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Cari amici,

dopo il successo dell’anno scorso, antitrustitalia organizza la quinta cena di Natale per scambiarci gli auguri e passare una piacevole serata insieme.

La cena si terrà martedì 8 dicembre alle ore 20:30 presso il ristorante L’Auberge de Boendael, Square du Vieux Tilleul 12, 1050 Brussels (Ixelles).

La cena comprende il seguente menù al prezzo di € 50 per persona ed include il menu seguente: 

(La coupe nature ou royal)

Le salade folle de magret fumé farci au foie gras et mangues

Le suprême de poularde farcie au jambon de Parme, fèves des marais et pommes dauphine

La tartelette Tatin, glace vanille

Le café

Vin et Eau   

Il pagamento andrà fatto tramite carta di credito su Eventbrite. Prenotate entro e non oltre il 3 dicembre.

Dopo la cena, la serata continuerà al bar (a pagamento) con lounge music.

Per ulteriori informazioni o per comunicare eventuali intolleranze alimentari, scrivere a karin.podschun@lw.com

Vi aspettiamo numerosi!

 

Where

 L’Auberge de Boendael – Square du Vieux Tilleul 12 Brussels, Brussels 1050 BE – View Map

Tickets

Please order your ticket through Eventbrite.