The Amsterdam District Court issues a verdict in a long-running abuse of dominance case involving the largest national property website (Funda)

In March 2018 the Court of Amsterdam issued a verdict in a long-running abuse of dominance case involving funda, the largest property website in the Netherlands. The Court found funda to be dominant, but did not consider the company’s discriminatory listing of rival estate agents to be distortive of competition. Funda (www.funda.nl) has for many years been the go-to search platform for residential properties in the Netherlands, with 40m visitors per month (Netherlands population = 17m) [1]. The company is majority-owned by NVM, a trade association representing approximately 60% of estate agents in the Netherlands. It is well known that funda attracts many ‘recreational visitors’ (pretbezoekers)—i.e. those who are not looking to buy a house but are surfing the site for fun. Funda’s number

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Gunnar Niels, The Amsterdam District Court issues a verdict in a long-running abuse of dominance case involving the largest national property website (Funda), 21 mars 2018, e-Competitions March 2018, Art. N° 100682

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