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The European Commission's opening of a formal investigation into possible collusion between car manufacturers in Germany raises the question of how companies can minimise the risk of breaching competition rules when collaborating on technical issues with competitors, such as when setting common safety or environmental standards.
In this article, attorneys Alec Burnside and Michael I. Okkonen discuss the issues and set out some practical suggestions on how to minimise that risk.
Read "Minimising the Risk of Breaching Antitrust Rules in Research and Development (R&D) Collaboration"