Competition law and energy
Produced in partnership with Jamie Dunne of Brodies LLP , Damien Ryan of Brodies LLP and Robin Mackintosh of Brodies LLP

The following Energy practice note produced in partnership with Jamie Dunne of Brodies LLP, Damien Ryan of Brodies LLP and Robin Mackintosh of Brodies LLP provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Competition law and energy
  • Brexit impact
  • Brexit: the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement
  • Brexit and competition law
  • Brexit and energy law
  • Brexit: the Northern Ireland Protocol
  • Background to competition in the UK energy sector
  • Concurrent competition jurisdiction of Ofgem
  • Ofgem's regulatory powers: potential reform
  • The structure of the energy markets and key competition issues in each
  • More...

Competition law and energy

Brexit impact

On 31 January 2020 ('exit day'), the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period during which it continued to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. At 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 the Brexit transition/implementation period ended. At that moment (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes took effect across the UK’s legal regime. Upon IP completion day, EU law as it applied to the UK became 'retained EU law' under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. That body of law continues to apply as it did during the transition period, subject (1) to any modifications made by orders under the Withdrawal Act (intended to ensure the law still operates properly and makes sense in a post-Brexit context) and (2) to the UK law-making institutions having had the ability to amend retained EU law since the end of the transition period. Accordingly, at 11 pm on 31 December 2021, that body of EU law diverged into the version that continues to apply in the EU (and can be modified by the EU institutions) and a separate version that applies in the UK (and can be modified by UK legislation). Any changes to retained EU law

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