In the Handelsblatt, KPMG Law expert Jonas Brueckner is quoted in detail on the subject of cooperation in terms of sustainability. Until this summer, there was uncertainty in the legal departments about what was allowed and what was not. Since then, the EU Commission has issued new horizontal guidelines, which have decided against generally excluding sustainability cooperations from the ban on cartels.
“The new guidelines provide orientation. What is missing is a clearer commitment to collective benefits, such as we are already seeing at national level in the Netherlands and Austria,” comments Jonas Brückner.
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