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Reporter(s)

Lilly Fiedler, Thomas Lübbig

Narrow best price clause II, Booking.com BV v Bundeskartellamt (FCO), Judgment, VI-Kart 2/16 (V), OCL 256 (DE 2019), 4th June 2019, Germany; North Rhine-Westphalia; Düsseldorf; Higher Regional Court [OLG]

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 June 2020

Whether a narrow best price clause on online hotel booking platforms was anticompetitive.

Whether a narrow best price clause violated the prohibitions of Article 101(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Section 1 of the Act Against Restraints of Competition.

Whether the issue of free-riding was a factor in the assessment of the anti-competitiveness of narrow best price clauses.

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