The EU Commission publishes the initial findings of its e-commerce sector inquiry

European Commission's e-commerce sector inquiry - increasing anti-trust heat* Online sales are not only attracting the attention of consumers and tech businesses, but also increased review by antitrust regulators. On 15 September 2016, the European Commission published a detailed 290 page preliminary report on its e-commerce sector inquiry. While commenting on the release of the report, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager stated that the report should be “a trigger for companies to review their current distribution contracts and bring them in line with EU competition rules if they are not“. She states that the information from the sector inquiry will help the European Commission spot cases where there may be a competition law infringement, and, if necessary, take action in

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  • Latham & Watkins (Brussels)
  • Hogan Lovells (Brussels)

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Peter Citron, Falk Schöning, The EU Commission publishes the initial findings of its e-commerce sector inquiry, 15 September 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2016, Art. N° 81362

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