Andrzej Kmiecik participates in ABA webinar on “The impact of EU competition enforcement on international franchise systems”
On 16 July 2019, Van Bael & Bellis partner and head of competition Andrzej Kmiecik participated in a webinar on “The impact of EU competition enforcement on international franchise systems” organised by the American Bar Association (ABA). The panel discussed the impact of recent EU decisions on the operation of international franchise systems drawing comparisons with the position under U.S. antitrust law. Topics covered included resale price maintenance, territorial restrictions, selective distribution, internet sales restrictions, and horizontal and vertical data sharing within distribution networks.
The other participants were: Ms. Martine de Koning, Head of International Trade, Partner Competition Law, Kennedy Van der Laan; Mr. Michael Lindsey, Partner, Steinbrecher & Span LLP and Mr. Lewis Cohen, Partner, Mishcon de Reya.