Critical supply chain and distribution arrangements involve particular risks under applicable competition laws. Corporations with an international presence face the added difficulty of tailoring their supply chain and distribution arrangements to meet the sometimes different and evolving competition law standard that can apply in the United States, Europe and elsewhere in the world. The global pandemic has highlighted many of these concerns, as companies face heightened pricing pressure, supply constraints and uncertain economic conditions. Against this backdrop, our clients have focused on how to best position their supply and distribution relationships in order to most effectively compete in the marketplace while integrating into their strategies the most recent concerns and enforcement priorities of regulators. Indeed, business practices that violate (or are perceived to violate) antitrust and competition laws can lead to costly and time-consuming government investigations and private litigation.
In this webinar, we focused on key areas of legal risk under US and EU competition law while offering practical guidance on topics, including:
- Price discrimination
- Exclusive dealing
- Selective distribution
- Most-favored-nation provisions
- Agreements between competitors
- Resale price maintenance and hub-and-spoke arrangements
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