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Friso Bostoen

European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, Volume 2 (2018), Issue 4, Page 316 - 319

In a press conference on 19 September 2018, EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager announced a preliminary investigation into Amazon. At the heart of the potentially abusive conduct is Amazon’s ‘dual role’. One the one hand, Amazon offers a marketplace for third-party sellers to offer their products to consumers. On the other hand, Amazon offers its own products through its marketplace. The Commission’s allegation appears to be that Amazon uses the data it gathers on third-party transactions to boost the sales of its own products. In this short note, I examine where the investigation is coming from, where it may be headed, and which related developments can influence it.


Most Favoured Nation Clauses: journal article open-access

Towards an Assessment Framework under EU Competition Law

Friso Bostoen

European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, Volume 1 (2017), Issue 3, Page 223 - 236

It is often argued that most favoured nation clauses (MFNs) should be assessed on a case-by-case basis given the perceived lack of a coherent theory guiding their assessment. This article asks whether this is the case: do we lack an assessment framework of MFNs under EU competition law? In answering this question, regard is had to both older case law and the most recent developments. Taken together, most of the issues in assessing MFNs do appear to be generally agreed upon. Moreover, legal scholarship complements the theory where the courts and authorities did leave a question open. Thus, it is offered that we are indeed well on our way to a clear assessment framework of MFNs under EU competition law.

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