Competition—a guide for in-house banking and finance lawyers

The following Banking & Finance practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Competition—a guide for in-house banking and finance lawyers
  • Competition law—an overview
  • Sources of competition law
  • UK and EU competition law—regulatory framework
  • UK Competition Law
  • EU Competition Law
  • UK or EU Competition law
  • Anti-competitive agreements
  • Anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices—what are they?
  • Anti-competitive agreements and concerted practices—information exchange
  • More...

Competition—a guide for in-house banking and finance lawyers

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for lending lawyers? [Archived].

BREXIT: The law as set out in this Practice Note may be affected by Brexit. For further details on the potential impact of Brexit on competition law, see Practice Note: The effect of Brexit on UK competition law.

This Practice Note provides an introduction to the main areas of competition law and is aimed at in-house banking and finance lawyers. Competition law is in the spotlight for lenders as the European Commission is conducting a review of possible competition issues within the loan syndication market. Institutions are being advised to have clear policies and procedures in place to avoid competition law breach as well as on-going training for any teams who may encounter competition law issues. Institutions without in-house expertise should consult an external competition law team to ensure that the institution is

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