On the 1 December 2009, the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force amending the current EU and EC Treaties, and will now be know as the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”).

The Commission believes that the new Treaty will provide the Union with the legal framework and tools necessary to meet future challenges and respond to citizens' demands. It will also make the EU better equipped to meet expectations in the fields of energy, climate change, cross-border crime and immigration.

From the 1 December 2009, the numbering of the articles that are relevant for competition law purposes will change as follows:

Rules applying to undertakings:

  •  Article 81 EC changes to Article 101 TFEU
  •  Article 82 EC changes to Article 102 TFEU
  •  Article 83 EC changes to Article 103 TFEU
  •  Article 84 EC changes to Article 104 TFEU
  •  Article 85 EC changes to Article 105 TFEU
  •  Article 86 EC changes to Article 106 TFEU

Aids granted by States:

  •  Article 87 EC changes to Article 107 TFEU
  •  Article 88 EC changes to Article 108 TFEU
  •  Article 89 EC changes to Article 109 TFEU

In addition, the Court of First Instance (CFI) will be called the General Court.

IP/09/1855 - 1 December 2009