- Alison Jones, Alison JonesSolicitor, Professor of Law, King’s College London
- Brenda SufrinBrenda SufrinSolicitor, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Bristol
- and Niamh DunneNiamh DunneSolicitor, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics
This chapter discusses EU competition policy towards horizontal cooperation agreements. It covers joint ventures; the contents of the 2022 Draft Guidelines; the general approach to horizontal cooperation agreements in the Guidelines; research and development agreements, including the 2022 draft block exemption on research and development; production agreements, including the 2022 draft block exemption on specialisation agreements; purchasing agreements; commercialisation agreements; standardisation agreements; and sustainability agreements.