• Deadline Arrives for Compliance with New EU Distribution Rules: Ignore at Your Peril
  • May 14, 2003 | Authors: Edward S. Miller; Jennifer O'Brien
  • Law Firms: Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP - London Office; Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP - Pittsburgh Office
  • On 1 January, 2002 a new anti-trust law regime came into full effect in the European Union, as the grace period for its implementation by businesses selling in the EU expired. European distribution of US manufactured products or products or services franchised in Europe by a US franchisor are all caught by the new rules.