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

The Trade Cooperation Agreement (the “TCA”) includes various provisions regulating EU and UK competition law enforcement and cooperation, which became effective as of 1 January 2021. Competition law and merger control The TCA provides for a mutual commitment from the UK and the EU to maintain competition law regimes regulating (i) anti-competitive agreements; (ii) abuses of dominance; and (iii) mergers, whilst also empowering EU and UK competition authorities to (continue to) cooperate and share information where appropriate. In practical terms, therefore, the TCA changes very little of the core antitrust framework in either

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Marc Freedman, The EU Commission and the UK Government publish an agreement governing post-Brexit trade relations that includes provisions on competition law enforcement and cooperation, 31 December 2020, e-Competitions Cooperation between National Competition Authorities, Art. N° 99352

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