p. 26811. The Chapter I Prohibition
- Sandra Marco ColinoSandra Marco ColinoResearch Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
This chapter deals with Chapter I Prohibition, which is the UK domestic equivalent of Article 101 TFEU. It is to be applied and interpreted in a way that is consistent with the application of Article 101 TFEU, unless there is a ‘relevant difference’. There is no requirement for an effect on trade between Member States, but on trade within the UK. The prohibition has been applied to localized agreements. If Article 101 TFEU is applicable to any practice being examined under Chapter I Prohibition, it must be applied. Chapter I Prohibition may be applied in conjunction with EU law, but the result must not be inconsistent. A breach of Chapter I Prohibition may incur penalties, damages, and a requirement of conduct modification, and also renders void any offending agreement.