The European Commission has recently issued a new updated version of one of the most important safe harbors, known as the De Minimis Notice (the Notice), which applies to arrangements deemed to have minor competitive importance. While there have been few substantive changes, the new version makes some subtle, but nevertheless important, changes to the scope of the safe harbor and its underlying legal logic. A recent Greenberg Traurig Alert, authored by Hans Urlus, Emilie van Hasselt and Simon Harms, outlines the changes and provides practitioners and in-house counsel a useful reminder of the availability and narrow scope of the existing safe harbors.

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