The EU Commission issues new guidelines on horizontal cooperation agreements under Art. 101 TFEU

Exchanges of Information and the New Horizontal Guidelines: Barolo or Beaujolais?* One of the ‘novelties’ of the Guidelines on the applicability of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to horizontal co-operation agreements, released by the Commission on Dec. 14, 2010 (“Guidelines”), is a whole new chapter devoted to exchanges of information. The Commission claims that such new section “is the first Commission document to give clear and comprehensive guidance on how to assess the compatibility of information exchanges with EU competition law and will therefore play a significant practical role for businesses and their legal advisors”. This is not completely true. As a matter of fact, the 2008 Guidelines on the application of Article 101 to maritime transport

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Stefano Grassani, The EU Commission issues new guidelines on horizontal cooperation agreements under Art. 101 TFEU, 14 December 2010, e-Competitions December 2010, Art. N° 35244

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