The European Commission issues guidance on how to comply with EU competition law

Antitrust Compliance* The European Commission has just released a brochure entitled Compliance matters: What companies can do better to respect EU competition rules. The foreword says that companies should “[l]ook at this brochure as a road safety brochure ahead of the holiday period“. Many of the companies reading this will be certainly comforted by the irony positive thinking underlying the reference to the holiday period ahead. In essence, the Commission's document contains the following messages: (i) breaching competition law isn't cool and naughty companies can be punished; and (ii) companies should have tailor-made compliance programs. When I received the brochure this morning I was curious to read the

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Alfonso Lamadrid De Pablo, The European Commission issues guidance on how to comply with EU competition law, 23 November 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2011, Art. N° 40573

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