Horizontal Restraints (EU)


Summary

A key proposition underpinning EU competition law is that competing companies should act independently on markets. In principle, rivalry and competition can be expected to ensure the greatest consumer welfare, the most efficient allocation of resources and, with respect to the EU single market project, help further overall market integration. The European Commission and other regulators are therefore wary of any arrangements which might dampen competition or reduce commercial uncertainty that would otherwise exist between competitors.