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COMPETITION: New guidelines on horizontal co-operation agreements

01 April 2011  

Antony Woolich and Joseph Botham analyse the impact and effect of the new rules on horizontal co-operation agreements

The European Commission (the Commission) adopted new rules on horizontal co-operation agreements on 14 December 2010. The adoption of the rules came at the end of a process that saw the circulating of a questionnaire to the member states and a consultation with stakeholders in 2008, and a public consultation that took place in May and June 2010.