11-12 May 2022 Riga, Latvia
This capacity building workshop will be held in co-operation with the Competition Council of Latvia (CCL) and will address competition enforcement against hub-and-spoke arrangements.
Hub-and-spoke arrangements are horizontal restrictions on the supplier or retailer level (the “spokes”), which are implemented through vertically related players that serve as a common “hub” (e.g., a common manufacturer, retailer or service provider).
The workshop will be organised in four sessions, discussing the legal tests for proving a hub-and-spoke arrangement, resale price maintenance (RPM) cases with horizontal co-ordination, hub-and-spoke and RPM cases with horizontal elements in the e-commerce context and case management issues.
Selected national competition authorities will share their insights on these four topics, drawing from their practical experience and recent cases. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to take part in practical exercises, aimed at applying the lessons learned throughout the workshop and at stimulating the discussion on specific points.
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