The EU’s Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and accompanying Guidelines on Vertical Restraints of the European Commission (Guidelines), dated from 2010, are currently under evaluation, with the EU Commission having published its long-awaited Draft VBER and Draft Guidelines on 9 July 2021.

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Photo of Hans Urlus Hans Urlus

Hans Urlus coordinates inbound and outbound investments with respect to China and counsels international clients in all aspects of international trade, commercial agency, franchise and distribution, with a focus on EU and national competition law, EU regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions. He is…

Hans Urlus coordinates inbound and outbound investments with respect to China and counsels international clients in all aspects of international trade, commercial agency, franchise and distribution, with a focus on EU and national competition law, EU regulatory issues, mergers and acquisitions. He is also involved in litigation and arbitration in relation to these matters. Hans has worked in the regulatory field, including numerous cases involving the introduction of various regulated products into the EU market, and heads the German desk of the firm’s Amsterdam office.

Photo of Ellen de Jong - Van den Bogaard Ellen de Jong - Van den Bogaard

Ellen de Jong – Van den Bogaard represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, and advises on a variety of corporate matters. Ellen has more than 15 years of experience in the legal market and advises on European and Dutch procurement law and contract…

Ellen de Jong – Van den Bogaard represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, and advises on a variety of corporate matters. Ellen has more than 15 years of experience in the legal market and advises on European and Dutch procurement law and contract law. She focuses on the formation of contracts and disputes related to the performance of these contracts.

Photo of Chazz Sutherland Chazz Sutherland

Chazz Sutherland is a member of the Corporate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Amsterdam office. She focuses her practice on virtually all aspects of international trade, commercial agency, franchise and distribution, with a focus on EU and national competition law and EU regulatory issues…

Chazz Sutherland is a member of the Corporate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Amsterdam office. She focuses her practice on virtually all aspects of international trade, commercial agency, franchise and distribution, with a focus on EU and national competition law and EU regulatory issues, corporate transactions, and commercial contracting.

Chazz holds an LL.M. degree in commercial and corporate law from the University of Maastricht. She also studied international taxation and intellectual property law during an exchange program at York University – Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. Chazz is a member of the Dutch Bar Association.