The German Competition Authority publishes a discussion paper on internet platforms in merger control, contractual restrictions of competition and abuse of dominance scenarios

The FCO publishes discussion paper on internet platform markets* On October 1, 2015, the FCO published a paper entitled “Digital economy – internet platforms between competition law, privacy and consumer protection” on the occasion of a conference of the working group competition law (consisting of experts from the FCO, German ministries, other competition authorities, academia and judges). The paper discusses various competition law issues that have occurred in recent years with the increasing emergence of internet platforms. The FCO acknowledges that traditional methodology and tools used in antitrust analysis might not always be applicable without modifications. The paper aims at serving as a basis for discussion, at the same providing a systematic summary of the status quo in

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Silke Heinz, The German Competition Authority publishes a discussion paper on internet platforms in merger control, contractual restrictions of competition and abuse of dominance scenarios, 1 October 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Platforms, Art. N° 76321

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