After a one-year transitional period for agreements concluded before 1 June 2022 to be brought in line with the new vertical block exemption regimes, applicable in the European Union and the United Kingdom, it is time to take stock. What are the main changes in the new EU regulations, affecting vertical agreements? How do the UK order on vertical block exemption differ from the new EU framework, now? What can we expect, in the near to medium-term future, in terms of enforcement of these regimes on national and pan-European commercial agreements and distribution networks? What are the best options for cross-border businesses, now that two vertical block exemption regimes exist, side-by-side, in the EU and the UK?
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