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Block exemption regulations: An overview of EU and national case law

1. Introduction Competition law contains wide-ranging prohibitions against anticompetitive issues when companies enter into agreements with either competitors, suppliers or distributors. The content of the prohibitions has developed in 60+ years of case law and is backed up by competition authorities having the authority to carry out intrusive investigations and imposing fines. Navigating these prohibitions can sometimes be difficult and involve substantial assessment and judgment calls. It is up to companies to self-assess their agreements to ensure compliance. Block exemption regulations (or in short ‘block exemptions’) are amongst the most used EU antitrust tools in day to day operations for competition law advisors, both in private practice and in companies. Block exemptions play

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Pauline Kuipers, Morten Nissen, Alexander Brøchner, Joost van Roosmalen, Block exemption regulations: An overview of EU and national case law , 9 June 2021, e-Competitions Block exemption regulations, Art. N° 100042

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