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15. Horizontal agreements (3): cooperation agreements  

This chapter discusses horizontal cooperation agreements between competitors. There may be circumstances in which competitors cooperate with one another in a way that delivers economic benefits, not just for themselves but for consumer welfare as well. After a discussion of joint ventures, the chapter discusses the application of Article 101 to horizontal cooperation agreements. It refers, in particular, to the European Commission’s Guidelines on Horizontal Cooperation Agreements and discusses, in turn, information exchange, research and development agreements, production agreements, purchasing agreements, commercialisation agreements, standardisation agreements and other cases of permissible horizontal cooperation. It concludes with a brief look at the treatment of horizontal cooperation agreements under UK competition law.

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Cover Jones & Sufrin's EU Competition Law

10. Horizontal Cooperation Agreements  

This chapter discusses EU competition policy towards horizontal cooperation agreements. It covers joint ventures; the contents of the 2010 Guidelines; the general approach to horizontal cooperation agreements in the Guidelines; information agreements; research and development agreements, including the block emption, Regulation 1217/2010; production agreements, including the block exemption on specialisation agreements, Regulation 1218/2010 ; purchasing agreements; commercialisation agreements; standardisation agreements; and agreements in particular sectors, such as the joint buying or selling of media rights to sports events.

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Cover Jones & Sufrin's EU Competition Law

10. Horizontal Cooperation Agreements  

Alison Jones, Brenda Sufrin, and Niamh Dunne

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.

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Cover Competition Law

15. Horizontal agreements (3): cooperation agreements  

This chapter is concerned with horizontal cooperation agreements which the competition authorities in the EU and the UK may be prepared to countenance. There may be circumstances in which competitors cooperate with one another in a way that delivers economic benefits, not just for themselves, but for consumer welfare as well. After a discussion of joint ventures, the chapter discusses the application of Article 101 to horizontal cooperation agreements. It refers, in particular, to the European Commission’s Guidelines on Horizontal Cooperation Agreements and discusses, in turn, information exchange, research and development agreements, production agreements, purchasing agreements, commercialisation agreements, standardisation agreements, sustainability agreements and other cases of permissible horizontal cooperation. It concludes with a brief look at the treatment of horizontal cooperation agreements under UK competition law.