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Review of the current regime for the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements under EU antitrust rules – public consultation

Policy field

Competition (antitrust)

Target group

The business community and their representatives as well as other stakeholders including industry associations and consumer interest associations who have had direct experience with the current regime for the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements.

Period of consultation

From 04.12.2008 to 30.01.2009

Objective of the request for stakeholder input

To receive input from stakeholders on the functioning of the current regime for the assessment of horizontal cooperation agreements under EU antitrust rules, in particular, the Specialisation and Research & Development Block Exemption Regulations and the Horizontal Guidelines. The purpose of the review is to evaluate how these rules have worked in practice and to facilitate the preparation of the regime to be applied after these two Block Exemption Regulations have expired at the end of 2010.

Contact details

Responsible service: DG Competition, Unit A2 – Antitrust and Mergers Policy and Scrutiny

E-mail address:
Ref.: HT.1407 – stakeholder input

Postal address: European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
Antitrust Registry
Ref.: HT.1407 – stakeholder input
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

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Reference documents and other, related consultations

Replies to the consultation

  • American Bar Association, Sections of antitrust Law and International Law en
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP en
  • Alcatel Lucent en
  • American chamber of commerce to the European Union asbl /vzw (AmCham EU) en
  • Arnold & Porter LLP en
  • Ashurst LLP en
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP en
  • Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. de
  • Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) en
  • Danish Chamber of Commerce en
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer en
  • Google Ireland Limited en
  • International Bar Association en
  • ILEC -Institut de Liaisons et d'Etudes des Industries de Consommation fr
  • Joint Working Party of the Bars and Law Societies of the UK on Competition Law en
  • Licensing Executives Society International Inc. en
  • Österreichischer Genossenschaftsverband de
  • Reed Smith en
  • Union des Groupements de Détaillants Indépendants de l'Europe A.I.S.B.L. (UGAL) de en fr
  • University of Twente en
  • White & Case LLP en
  • Zentralverbank Gewerblicher Verbundgruppen e.V. (ZGV) de

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