*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Latvian competition authority was asked to review the validity of a "priority clause" in the distribution contracts between the manufacturer of an accounting software and its distributors. The priority mechanism worked as follows: the distributor who identified a potential customer had to report the existence of a "potential transaction" on a database held by the head of the network and recorded certain data provided by the customer regarding his profile and needs. Thus, the distributor had a "priority" on the potential conclusion of the contract with this customer, unless the latter objected. According to the network head, the mechanism had its
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