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Public bodies as 'undertakings' under EU and UK competition law
Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab
Public bodies as 'undertakings' under EU and UK competition law

The following Competition practice note Produced in partnership with Suzanne Rab provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Public bodies as 'undertakings' under EU and UK competition law
  • Public body as an undertaking under EU competition law
  • Competition law applies to undertakings, that is, bodies engaged in economic activity
  • A body can act as an undertaking in respect of some of its functions and not in respect of others
  • Conduct amounts to economic activity when the body is: (a) supplying a good or service, and (b) that supply is of a commercial nature
  • Profit-making activities in competition with private sector companies will be commercial
  • Non-profit making activities can also be commercial if they are or could be provided by the private sector
  • Upstream purchasing will be an economic activity if the purchased goods/services are subsequently used to conduct an economic activity downstream
  • Conduct will not amount to economic activity if it is of a wholly social nature
  • Redistributive activities carried out according to principles of 'solidarity' may be wholly social
  • More...

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