19 July 2023
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Energy projects and competition law:– does the European Commission's new guidance change anything?

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(6 min read)

Energy development and production projects typically require collaboration with other market players – this is due to the necessary capital outlay, risks and for hydrogen, significant market uncertainty.  While this usually results in clear market benefits, whenever the collaboration involves competitors, firms need to make sure their practices are compatible with competition law rules.  In light of the EU's recent publication of revised guidance on the application of competition rules to cooperation agreements, this briefing provides timely best practice reminders in relation to three key areas of cooperation between energy market participants: joint marketing, bidding consortia and joint sustainability initiatives. In all these scenarios, articulating your rationale and benefits for the cooperation in writing are key.

Joint Marketing
Bidding consortia
Joint sustainability initiatives

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