Topic: What should we know about EU and US approaches to resale price maintenance? (legal, economical, historical and political perspectives)

Presenter: Ms Barbora Jedlickova - Associate Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law

RPM (resale price maintenance) is a controversial topic in both economic and legal scholarly works. This is also reflected in the development of both the US antitrust law and the EU competition law. 

There have been numerous articles published discussing RPM in the USA and in the EU most notably in the last 4 years. Scholars have managed to agree on two general aspects: first, with respect to RPM, comprehensive and empirical studies are missing; and secondly, change of current law is inevitable. 
I will briefly discuss different perspectives and aspects of RPM based on law, economics and historical developments and then argue that the basic legislation should be changed to reflect the nature of RPM within vertical competition, which is not captured in either the US Sherman Act or the EU Treaty on Functioning of the EU.

All welcome, no RSVP required. 

Contact: Beth Williams, ph: 334 69350, email:

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