Vertical Agreements 2019

Vertical Agreements 2019

Pages: 218

ISBN: 978-1-83862-082-0

  • £300.00

This volume will offer expert local insight with answers to crucial questions in key areas such as: antitrust laws applicable to vertical restraints, responsible authorities, sector-specific rules, general exceptions from antitrust law, application of antitrust law to agency agreements, block exemptions or safe harbour, likely assessment of different kinds of restraint, formal notification procedure, investigative powers of the agency, sanctions or remedies, enforcement, consequences of an infringement of antitrust law and private enforcement.

Published in February 2019, this edition features the following chapters:


  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • European Union
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Patrick J Harrison, Sidley Austin LLP

Patrick Harrison is a partner in Sidley’s London office focusing on EU and UK competition law.

Patrick trained as a solicitor in London before moving to Brussels in 2003 to practice EU and UK competition law. Patrick joined Sidley’s Brussels office in 2005 and relocated to the firm’s London office in 2007. Patrick has significant experience in merger control, cartel investigations, litigation, distribution practices and antitrust counseling on a broad variety of commercial practices. He has been involved in a variety of high profile cases before the European Commission, the European Courts and the national competition authorities in the United Kingdom.

Patrick has extensive experience in advising clients on sports regulatory and commercialization issues and has advised clients in a range of other business sectors such as media, insurance, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, forestry products, automotive parts and glass.

Patrick has contributed to presentations at competition law conferences organized by the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium.

Patrick is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for EU and Competition, described by clients as punching “above his weight in terms of advice and gravitas.”

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