The EU Commission and the UK Government publish an agreement governing post-Brexit trade relations that includes provisions on competition law

Following Brexit, EU competition law continued to apply in the United Kingdom until 31 December 2020 as part of an agreed Transition Period. In this LawFlash, we summarise how the end of the Transition Period is likely to impact the enforcement of competition law in the United Kingdom going forward, the extent to which UK competition agencies and courts are free to diverge from EU principles and case law, and our initial thoughts on the future landscape of competition law in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom (UK) exited the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. Thereafter until 11:00 pm on 31 December 2020, there was a Transition Period. Pursuant to the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement 2019, the United Kingdom continued to apply and be subject to EU competition law throughout the

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Joanna Christoforou, Frances M. Murphy, Gabrielle Martin, Michael Zymler, The EU Commission and the UK Government publish an agreement governing post-Brexit trade relations that includes provisions on competition law, 31 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 99818

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