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The new Horizontal Guidelines

  • 28/06/2023
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On 1 June 2023, the European Commission adopted the final version of its new horizontals package, comprising revised Block Exemption Regulations on Research and Development Agreements and Specialisation Agreements and revised Guidelines on horizontal cooperation agreements. The new Block Exemption Regulations and Horizontal Guidelines, which will replace the existing equivalent instruments dating from 2010/2011, will be applicable as of 1 July 2023.

In a series of VBB Client Alerts, we examine a number of key aspects of the Commission’s new horizontals package, beginning with information exchange and joint purchasing arrangements.

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