Provides an insight into the EC Regulation exempting certain categories of distribution and supply agreements from the application of Article 81 of the EC Treaty. Sets out the criteria with which the parties to such types of agreement must comply in order to ensure that their agreements enjoy the protection of the exemption. Focuses on the market share criteria and on the types of restriction inclusion of which into the agreement will automatically disapply the exemption.

This briefing note is for general information.  For advice in applying this general information to your specific circumstances, please contact Stephen Sidkin or any member of the Fox Williams’ agentlaw team (

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