The Amsterdam Court of Appeal dismisses a claim that a real estate agent association’s self-preferencing strategy is abusive because the competitive position remained unaffected (VBO / NVM / Funda)

On 26 May 2020, the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (the “Court”) handed down its judgment in the dispute between the real estate agent association VBO (“VBO”) and Funda Real Estate (“Funda”) and the Dutch Association of Real Estate Agents (“NVM”). The Court upheld the judgment of the District Court finding that Funda’s self-preferencing strategy which favoured advertisement by NVM, a Funda founder and shareholder, on its online platform did not constitute an abuse of a dominant position. The website www.funda.nl is an online real estate platform in the Netherlands and

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Anna Jorna, The Amsterdam Court of Appeal dismisses a claim that a real estate agent association’s self-preferencing strategy is abusive because the competitive position remained unaffected (VBO / NVM / Funda), 26 May 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95640

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