The EU Court of Justice clarifies the object-effect dichotomy and deals with two-sided markets (Groupement des Cartes Bancaires)

It Takes Two to Tango: Two-Sided Markets and the Appeals in Cartes Bancaires and MasterCard* The Court has recently decided on the appeals in two seminal cases: MasterCard MIF (MasterCard) and Groupement des Cartes Bancaires (CB). Both cases result from Commission decisions that found Article 101 TFEU to have been infringed by the decisions taken within those schemes with regard to fees that form part of the working of these payment systems. To understand both cases it is necessary to first set out the background to the MasterCard and CB systems. After that we will examine the procedure and finally the judgments themselves. This will reveal essentially three interesting issues: the object-effect dichotomy, the relation between the exclusion of competitors and the object category, and

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Hans Vedder, The EU Court of Justice clarifies the object-effect dichotomy and deals with two-sided markets (Groupement des Cartes Bancaires), 11 September 2014, e-Competitions Barriers to entry in the digital market, Art. N° 69013

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