Sharing Data in the Energy Sector: What Companies Can, Cannot and Should Do Under Competition Law

OGEL 1 (2010),
in Antitrust in the Energy Sector

Vandenberghe, Wim

Introduction

In today's European energy industry, partial ownerships, asset swaps, VPP's, profit sharing mechanisms and the use of joint ventures or projects are quite common. While these business structures may enable energy players to achieve costs savings, access to capital or expertise, a broader economic reach or economies of scale or scope, these collaborations may equally create antitrust concerns. One of these risks is when companies are sharing information. With almost all corporate data nowadays being created electronically, the proliferation of computers and the development of ...



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Suggested Citation

W. Vandenberghe; "Sharing Data in the Energy Sector: What Companies Can, Cannot and Should Do Under Competition Law"
OGEL 1 (2010), www.ogel.org

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