The EU Court of Justice rules that a hotel using an online booking platform may, in principle, bring proceedings against that platform before a court of the Member State in which that hotel is established in order to bring to an end a possible abuse of a dominant position (Wikingerhof / Booking.com)

A hotel using the platform Booking.com may, in principle, bring proceedings against Booking.com before a court of the Member State in which that hotel is established in order to bring to an end a possible abuse of a dominant position* Even though the practices which are thus the subject of complaint are implemented within the context of a contractual relationship, the rule of special jurisdiction in matters relating to tort, delict or quasi-delict laid down in the Brussels Ia Regulation is applicable to them Wikingerhof GmbH & Co. KG, a company governed by German law operating a hotel in Germany, concluded, in 2009, a contract with Booking.com BV, a company governed by Netherlands law which has its seat in the Netherlands and operates an accommodation booking platform. That

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European Court of Justice, The EU Court of Justice rules that a hotel using an online booking platform may, in principle, bring proceedings against that platform before a court of the Member State in which that hotel is established in order to bring to an end a possible abuse of a dominant position (Wikingerhof / Booking.com), 24 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 98033

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