EU Anti Trust Law and its relation to Franchising in the EU

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EU Competition Law

Consult the latest text:

Commission Regulation 330/2010 of 20 April 2010 on the application of Article 101(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices. Official Journal L 102, 23.4.2010, p.1-7

and its Guidelines:

Commission notice - Guidelines on Vertical Restraints (in all EU languages)

Official Journal C 130, 19.05.2010, p. 1

To download: visit the EU site

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 June 2010.

It shall expire on 31 May 2022.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.