The Italian Competition Authority imposes a record fine of over €1 billion as well as behavioral remedies on an e-commerce company for abusing its dominant position through engaging in discriminatory practices and denying third-party sellers access to certain sales prospects crucial to increasing their visibility on its website (Amazon)

The case concerned a number of companies within the Amazon group (hereafter “Amazon”), including: a) Amazon Europe Core S.r.l., with legal domicile in Luxembourg, which is the company of the Amazon group responsible for the management of the websites of Amazon's European marketplaces and owner of the Internet domain www.amazon.it; b) Amazon Services Europe S.r.l. ('ASE'), with legal domicile in Luxembourg as well, which offers various services on Amazon's European marketplaces including Sales on Amazon and Amazon Logistics (Fulfillment by Amazon) ; c) Amazon Italia Logistica

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  • Luiss Guido Carli University (Rome)
  • Luiss Guido Carli University (Rome)
  • Luiss Guido Carli University (Rome)

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Umberto Monarca, Cesare Pozzi, Ernesto Cassetta, The Italian Competition Authority imposes a record fine of over €1 billion as well as behavioral remedies on an e-commerce company for abusing its dominant position through engaging in discriminatory practices and denying third-party sellers access to certain sales prospects crucial to increasing their visibility on its website (Amazon), 9 December 2021, e-Competitions December 2021, Art. N° 104091

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