The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf overturns Federal Cartel Office’s prohibition of narrow best price clauses (Booking.com)

On 4 June 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (the “Court”) ruled that narrow best price clauses are not anticompetitive and overturned the decision of the Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) prohibiting Booking.com from using such clauses in contracts with hotel operators. ‘Narrow’ best price clauses prohibit hotel operators from offering hotel rooms on their own website at lower

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Andrzej Kmiecik, The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf overturns Federal Cartel Office’s prohibition of narrow best price clauses (Booking.com), 4 June 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2019, Art. N° 91125

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