| Commentary

159 Anti-competitive practices

| Commentary

159 Anti-competitive practices

Article 1011 (ex EC Treaty Article 81) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (‘TFEU’) prohibits as incompatible with the common market all agreements between undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices which may affect trade between Member States and which have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition within the common market. All such agreements or decisions are declared automatically void2. There is provision for exemption of certain agreements, decisions and concerted practices if they contribute to improving the production or distribution of goods or to promoting

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