REACH: Key Competition Issues

Law360, New York (June 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With tough sanctions in place for breaches of competition law (prosecutions and fines) and active enforcement action by the European Commission and national authorities, data owners need to consider the possible pitfalls presented by the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical laws [REACH].

Equally, data access purchasers may rely on competition law arguments when negotiating access and compensation fees.

This article examines possible anti-competitive behavior in the context of the data sharing rules under REACH.

We identify conduct which has the object or effect of...
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