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Germany Closes Price Parity Investigation But Antitrust Scrutiny on Online Platforms Continues in Europe

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On 26 November 2013, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) announced that it ended the probe into Amazon’s price parity policy (the “Policy”).  The Policy required that the price of an item offered by a retailer on Amazon’s online marketplace platform, Amazon Marketplace, should not be higher than the retailer’s lowest offer for that item… Continue Reading

Amazon Informs German and UK Competition Authorities of Its Plan to End Price Parity Policy

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In February 2013, the German competition authority (Bundeskartellamt) launched a survey into Amazon.de’s price parity policy for its Marketplace platform.  (See our previous post.)  This policy requires that the price of each product that a retailer offers on Amazon.de should not be higher than the retailer’s lowest offer for that product through any other online… Continue Reading

European Commission Consults on Revised Competition Regime for Technology Transfer Agreements

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By John Wileur, Jennifer Boudet, and Miranda Cole The European Commission published for consultation its proposal for revisions to the EU technology transfer competition regime yesterday.  The Commission is consulting on its proposals until 17 May 2013. The EU’s approach to the application of competition law to technology transfer agreements is set out in two… Continue Reading

E-Books Pricing: The EU Antitrust Chapter Is About To Close

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The EU E-books antitrust probe is quasi-closed: the EU Commission announced yesterday that it accepted and made legally binding the commitments offered by Apple and four publishers to settle the investigation that was opened in December last year. The Commission was investigating whether the publishers may have colluded, with Apple’s facilitation, to jointly switch from… Continue Reading