Webinar | Fashion & Luxury Law Academy

New Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER): A game changer for fashion’s distribution models?

On 10 May 2022, the European Commission finally adopted its long-awaited Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) accompanied by new Vertical Guidelines which came into force on 1 June 2022. The new VBER brings significant changes to the retail and fashion industry, particularly concerning e-commerce, the protection of selective distribution systems and flexibility for offline sales.

In this context the fashion industry in Europe currently seems to be the focus of enforcement efforts by competition authorities at both national and EU level. Investigations initiated in the last few years have focused on the limiting of cross-border online sales, exchange of information between competitors and distributors' ability to advertise online. Read more here.

Given the recent interest of the European Commission in the fashion sector and the substantial changes of the European Commission’s legal framework for distribution, fashion brands and platforms should take great care to ensure compliance with competition law.

In this session we will discuss the framework’s main changes, potential risks and challenges and how they affect your business.

We are happy to invite you to our Fashion & Luxury Law Academy to join our webinar for insights and discussion.

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10:00 - 11:00 CEST