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The UK Competition Authority publishes a full infringement decision on the imposition of wide MFN clauses by a price comparison website (ComparetheMarket)

Having fined Compare The Market (‘CTM’) £17.9 million for imposing wide ‘most favoured nation’ (‘MFN’) clauses in its agreements with home insurance companies, on 9 February 2021 the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) released the non-confidential version of its infringement decision. The decision is welcome guidance for businesses and legal practitioners on how to assess these elusive restrictions and to navigate the complex legal landscape which has developed around them. It is also an example of the CMA seeking to carve out its role as a leading competition authority on the international stage post Brexit. What are MFN clauses? MFN clauses (also known as ‘retail parity provisions’ or ‘price parity provisions’) can take many forms. They all have in common a supplier agreeing to offer a

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Peter Willis, Ariane Le Strat, Chloe Birkett, Saskia King, The UK Competition Authority publishes a full infringement decision on the imposition of wide MFN clauses by a price comparison website (ComparetheMarket), 19 novembre 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 99596

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