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Vertical Restrictions in the Online Commerce: An overview of EU and national case law

Vertical restrictions are one of the most complex and debated themes within competition law enforcement. From an economic perspective, vertical restrictions have a variety of effects that are not always fully captured by textbook economic models. From a legal perspective, different jurisdictions have taken divergent approaches in the way they assess and treat vertical restrictions. [1] While these differences are most noticeable between the EU and the US, national competition authorities within the EU have also taken substantially different positions concerning similar or identical categories of vertical restrictions. [2] Despite having complex effects that are hard to predict, there is generally some consensus among economists that vertical restrictions often have pro-competitive

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  • The Brattle Group (Brussels)
  • MOL Group (Budapest)

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Pedro Gonzaga, Gabriella Erdei, Vertical Restrictions in the Online Commerce: An overview of EU and national case law, 14 April 2021, e-Competitions Vertical restrictions in the online commerce, Art. N° 99276

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