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Proving Concertation in the Context of Online Platforms: A Comment on the Eturas Case

Pierre de Bandt, Julie Probst


Case C-74/14 Eturas and Others , judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 21 January 2016
The Eturas judgment sheds new light on the finding of concerted practices in the sense of Article 101(1) TFEU in the context of online platforms. In particular, the Court highlights the standards which the participants to such platforms should abide with in order to avoid to be considered as participating in anticompetitive behaviour facilitated by the platform. These standards are somewhat lighter than for participants to straightforward cartels in the ‘regular’ economy but still require major diligence and care from all actors.

Pierre de Bandt and Julie Probst are members of the Brussels bar, respectively partner and associate at De Bandt Advocaten Avocats. For correspondence: <> and <>. DOI: 10.21552/core/2017/1/13


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