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The Luxembourg Competition Authority declares that companies’ liability will not decrease during the COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus: the liability of undertakings does not decrease*

As the administrative authority responsible for the proper functioning of markets, the Competition Council wants to ensure that companies do not abuse the current situation to the detriment of consumers or their competitors.

Suppliers, wholesalers and distributors must behave responsibly at all levels of supply chains, including when selling online on platforms.

Setting up an anti-competitive practice is not excused by a difficult economic context.

The Council will examine any potentially anti-competitive behavior of which it becomes aware. It will carry out its duties in the usual manner, making use of all its means of investigation and sanction.

*This is the original title of the press release. The title above has been amended in order to match the e-Competitions format. Individual authors are welcome to provide original independent commentaries on the case law. Articles are subject to approval by the Board of e-Competitions Bulletin before publication based on the Editorial Policy (click here).

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Luxembourg Competition Authority, The Luxembourg Competition Authority declares that companies’ liability will not decrease during the COVID-19 crisis, 13 March 2020, e-Competitions Preview, Art. N° 93943

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