Vertical agreements

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We give clients confidence in their relationships with suppliers, resellers and customers, online and offline. By reviewing and assisting them in shaping their distribution systems, pricing and other contractual arrangements, we help them remain compliant with Swiss and EU competition laws, in particular with the recently revised Swiss Notice and Explanatory Notes on Vertical Agreements and the EU regime on vertical agreements. We advise on the entire set-up of distribution networks. 

Our deep and wide-ranging experience across all competition law issues in the context of vertical agreements includes:

  • Exclusive distribution
  • Selective distribution
  • Franchising
  • Sales agencies
  • Marketplaces and platforms
  • Non-competes
  • E-commerce
  • Dual distribution
  • Pricing matters including resale price maintenance, price recommendations and dual pricing

These are issues our clients face on a daily basis. We are their trusted adviser in helping them do so.