The Swedish Market Court dismisses abuse of dominance action because the relatively scarce market data presented was not sufficient to define the relevant market and establish dominance (Pizza24 Nordic / OnlinePizza Norden)

Online Food For Thought* The Swedish Market Court’s judgment in Pizza24 / OnlinePizza A judgment of the Swedish Market Court from February 2015 is an unfortunate missed opportunity to grapple with interesting issues around online intermediary services. The case concerned online services for delivery of pizza, and a challenge against well-established market player OnlinePizza’s commercial practices. A rival of OnlinePizza alleged exclusionary abusive conduct by the latter, in particular through pressuring member restaurants into de facto exclusivity. The fact that the claimant was unable to prove dominance means that the court did not get to take a position on the alleged abusive conduct. The established player: OnlinePizza OnlinePizza has established itself in recent years as a

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Grant McKelvey, The Swedish Market Court dismisses abuse of dominance action because the relatively scarce market data presented was not sufficient to define the relevant market and establish dominance (Pizza24 Nordic / OnlinePizza Norden), 10 February 2015, e-Competitions February 2015, Art. N° 72316

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