The strategy for Maximising Economic Recovery of the UK Continental Shelf (MER UK) places a positive obligation for greater collaboration and co-operation amongst the players in the oil and gas industry. On the other hand, UK and EU competition law imposes various restrictions on competitor interactions. The key concern is the exchange of commercially sensitive information. However, “Competition & Collaboration” can co-exist.

You can learn more about collaborating within the remits of UK and EU competition law through our inter-active quick reference guide and by watching our webinar recording: MER UK - The dividing line between collaboration and competition.