The EU Court of Justice rules that an online travel agency has abused its dominant position, and opens greater access to victims to bring actions before national courts (Wikingerhof / Booking.com)

On 24 November 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice (the “ECJ”) ruled that the special jurisdiction rule for tort disputes under Regulation 1215/2012 (the “Brussels I bis Regulation”) applies to actions based on a breach of competition law, even within the context of a contractual relationship (Case C-59/19, Wikingerhof v. Booking.com). The German hotel Wikingerhof had concluded a

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Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, Kris Van Hove, The EU Court of Justice rules that an online travel agency has abused its dominant position, and opens greater access to victims to bring actions before national courts (Wikingerhof / Booking.com), 24 novembre 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 98228

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