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

The European Union (EU)-U.K. Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) governing post-Brexit trade relations between the U.K. and the EU includes provisions regulating EU/U.K. antitrust enforcement and cooperation effective January 1, 2021: Anticompetitive practices and mergers. The TCA provides for a mutual commitment to police restrictive agreements, market power abuses and anticompetitive mergers, and empowers EU and U.K. competition authorities to cooperate and share information. The post-Brexit regime therefore changes little except the likelihood of parallel inquiries in matters impacting both the U.K. and EU. The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will gain jurisdiction over mergers that had previously been exclusively reviewed by the EU, and the CMA will have

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)

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Nick Wolfe, James Anderson, Bill Batchelor, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre, Aurora Luoma, Alexander Kamp, The EU Commission and the UK Government publish an agreement governing post-Brexit trade relations that includes provisions regulating antitrust enforcement and cooperation, 31 décembre 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98646

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