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“Booking.com Sweden”

Decision of Court of Appeal (Svea Hovrätt Patent-och marknadsöverdomstolen) 9 May 2019 – Case No. PMT 7779-18
  • Booking.com B.V. and Bookingdotcom Sverige AB v. Visita TFEU, Art. 101(1); Swedish Competition Act, Chap. 2 Sec. 1
Decision • Unfair Trade Practices LAW Sweden
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The court of appeal ruled that Visita did not demonstrate that narrow parity clauses led to a restriction of competition by object or effect, either in the market for online travel agency services or in the market for hotel accommodations. Hence, the disputed clauses do not constitute an unlawful restriction of competition according to chap. 2 Sec. 1 Swedish Competition Act or Art. 101(1) TFEU.

Keywords

Hotel platforms Vertical competition restraints Two-sided markets Best price clauses Wide and narrow price parity clauses Standards of assessing competitive harm Justification and ancillary restraints doctrine 

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© Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich 2019

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  • Booking.com B.V. and Bookingdotcom Sverige AB v. Visita TFEU, Art. 101(1); Swedish Competition Act, Chap. 2 Sec. 1

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