Any contact with a competitor is dangerous because you may be suspected of having exchanged information about customers or people or shared market information in your sector through friendly pacts, for example…
It is important to be aware that a verbal exchange can be translated into written evidence (Email report to his supervisor by your colleague).
Bear in mind that an agreement is formalised when uncertainty is reduced. If a competitor contacts you, consult your manager or compliance officer.
Please refer to the Competition Law Policy.