Peter Alexiadis


The second edition of Exclusive Distribution is, quite frankly, an indispensable source when reviewing the compatibility of exclusive distribution agreements with Article 85 of the Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community (the "EEC Treaty"). Its indispensability lies, in part, in the fact that distribution issues comprise the vast bulk of an EEC competition practitioner's ongoing antitrust work. The provision of exclusive territories, or the promise to purchase on an exclusive basis are, in turn, the most popular forms of distribution arrangement used in the EEC. The indispensability also lies in the fact that the book manages to cover almost every conceivable problem area that could arise in practice. It is a constant source of satisfaction to the reviewer to be able to turn to the second edition of Exclusive Distribution and find that what he considered to be a novel question is already canvassed at length.