The EU Commission publishes a set of documents dealing with cooperation between competitors

On 14 December 2010, the European Commission (the «Commission«) published a set of documents dealing with cooperation between competitors, comprised of guidelines on the applicability of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union [1] («TFEU«) (the «EU Guidelines«) [2] and two new block exemption regulations, one applicable to research and development agreements and the other applicable to specialization agreements [3]. With two significant exceptions, one of which is the focus of this article [4], the boundaries of this 2010 package are largely drawn upon those set by its 2000 predecessor [5]. The focus of this article is the inclusion of a new chapter on information exchange, which is the Commission’s first attempt at guidance of general application on this topic

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  • Baker Botts (Brussels)
  • Hogan Lovells (Washington)
  • Office for Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM)

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Catriona Hatton, Logan M. Breed, Mark Mills, The EU Commission publishes a set of documents dealing with cooperation between competitors, 14 January 2011, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 35767

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