CASE COMMENTS: EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW – UNITED STATES – MULTISIDED MARKET – “ANTI-STEERING” CLAUSES – RULE OF REASON

United States: The US Supreme Court rules that the credit card market is a multisided market and that anti-steering clauses do not have anticompetitive effects on this market (Ohio / American Express)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Amex case is certainly one of the most emblematic cases of 2018 in the United States. It took root in the fall of 2010 following a complaint filed jointly by the Department of Justice and seventeen states against three bank card companies (EECB): Visa, MasterCard and American Express (Amex). This antitrust action sought to show that these companies were hindering competition by preventing merchants from encouraging consumers to use credit cards that cost them less. Specifically, the EECBs were accused of prohibiting the implementation of a practice known as "steering". Steering" is a practice which enables merchants to avoid paying the high

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Walid Chaiehloudj, United States: The US Supreme Court rules that the credit card market is a multisided market and that anti-steering clauses do not have anticompetitive effects on this market (Ohio / American Express), 25 June 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88296, pp. 209-212

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