The Indian Competition Authority issues an interim behavioral remedy to relist franchise hotel properties on certain platforms before concluding the abuse of dominant position investigation against them (MMT-Go / Treebo / FabHotels)

In a first-of-its-kind order, the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) has used its power to grant interim relief to applicants in a two-sided digital market. On 9 th March 2021, CCI ordered MMT-Go to relist properties of Treebo and FabHotels on its platform. CCI received information against the anticompetitive conduct of MMT-Go, an Online Travel Agency (OTA) which provides intermediation services for booking of hotels in India. An investigation was directed on 24 the February 2020 into the conduct of MMT-Go on the count of - 1) Abusing its dominant position by imposing exclusive agreements; and 2) Entering into a vertical arrangement with Oyo which is a franchise of budget hotels in India. The investigation was triggered in 2019 on the basis of the grievances of Treebo and

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Bhaavi Agrawal, The Indian Competition Authority issues an interim behavioral remedy to relist franchise hotel properties on certain platforms before concluding the abuse of dominant position investigation against them (MMT-Go / Treebo / FabHotels), 9 March 2021, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions and e-commerce, Art. N° 99697

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