The Italian Competition Authority opens an article 101 TFEU enquiry focused on the most favoured nation clauses (Booking.com / Expedia)

In the Online Hotel Reservation case [1] the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has launched an Article 101 TFEU investigation into contracts entered by two major online travel agencies (OTA), Expedia and Booking, with their partner hotels. More precisely, the ICA investigation will focus on the most favoured nation (MFN) clauses included in those agreements. The decision of the Italian Competition Authority The ICA decided to open the investigation upon receipt of two reports lodged by Federalberghi, an association regrouping the majority of Italian hotels, and by the financial police. The reports pointed to the

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority opens an article 101 TFEU enquiry focused on the most favoured nation clauses (Booking.com / Expedia), 7 May 2014, e-Competitions May 2014, Art. N° 66952

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