Competition Law and Commercial Property: What You Need to Know

15 Oct 2010 | by Michael Bowsher QC and Philip Woolfe

The Coalition Government has pressed ahead with plans to extend the application of Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 to land agreements, previously excluded from its scope. Agreements relating to land, particularly covenants which directly or indirectly restrict the use of land, may need to be assessed to see if they infringe the Chapter I prohibition. This represents both a threat and an opportunity for commercial parties.