Workshop on Vertical Mergers and Vertical Restraints


25 February 2020  OECD Conference Centre, Paris  




Concerns about vertical mergers and vertical restraints have occupied an increasing amount of competition authority attention in recent years, particularly in digital sectors. In both types of cases, authorities face several challenges when conducting an effects-based analysis that takes into account the risk of competitive harms as well as potential efficiency effects.

On 25 February 2020 the OECD held a one-day workshop in Paris to explore these challenges. The workshop allowed more than 60 participants from competition authorities from 58 delegations to share their experiences and discuss with counterparts potential legal and analytical strategies for dealing with vertical mergers and restraints.

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Any questions related to the scope of the workshop should be sent to James Mancini



» 2019 roundtable on vertical mergers in the technology, media and telecom sector

» 2018 roundtable on implications of E-commerce for competition policy

» 2018 publication: Rethinking antitrust tools for multi-sided platforms

» 2015 roundtable on competition and cross platform parity agreements

» 2013 roundtable on vertical restraints for on-line sales



Another OECD event will be held on 26 February 2020, back-to-back to this event. For more information please visit:

2020 OECD Competition Open Day 

2019 OECD Competition Open Day (Missed the event? Video on demand available here)


OECD Workshop on Vertical Mergers and Vertical Restraints


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