Topic: Most favoured nation

DC attorney general claims Amazon set illegal price floor

The attorney general of Washington, DC, has accused Amazon of abusing its monopoly power by illegally restricting competition for products sold online.

26 May 2021

German enforcer wins Booking.com appeal

Germany’s highest court has reinstated the Federal Cartel Office’s ruling that Booking.com’s narrow price parity clauses infringed competition rules.

18 May 2021

Korea orders booking platforms to scrap MFNs

Korea’s competition watchdog has ordered five online travel agencies – including Booking.com and Expedia – to remove clauses with accommodation providers that forced them to offer the same room rates on all booking platforms and their own websites.

16 March 2021

Booking.com must drop price parity clauses in Russia

Russia’s competition authority has said it will order Booking.com to remove all price parity clauses from its contracts with hotels because they restrict competition between accommodation providers.

04 January 2021

Booking.com offers commitments to end Israeli probe

Booking.com has agreed to remove all most-favoured-nation clauses from its contacts with hotels in Israel, following an investigation by the country’s antitrust watchdog.

26 November 2020

CMA issues first-ever price parity clauses fine

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has fined one of the country’s biggest price comparison platforms £17.9 million for using most-favoured-nation clauses that banned home insurers from offering lower prices on rival websites.

19 November 2020

Russia sends second warning to Booking.com

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has given Booking.com one month to remove narrow most-favoured-nation clauses from its contracts with domestic accommodation providers.

22 September 2020

German enforcer handed potential lifeline in Booking.com case

Germany’s highest court has agreed to hear the Federal Cartel Office’s appeal against a lower court ruling that narrow most-favoured-nation clauses do not breach competition rules.

10 August 2020

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