Retail MFNS and Online Platforms under EU Competition Law: a Practical Primer by Sarah Long

As part of the September 2019 issue of Competition Policy International (CPI)’s Antitrust Chronicle, Sarah Long’s article explores retail MFNs in the context of online platforms and specifically the challenges faced by competition authorities in assessing the potential anti-competitive nature of such agreements.

An uncertainty exists, felt most keenly by businesses, as to the perceived absence of clear legal framework, and the lack of co-ordination between competition authorities in their approach to this issue. This article aims to provide a practical framework for the assessment of retail MFNs in the context of online platforms under EU competition law.

To learn more about retail MFNs in the context of online platforms, the application of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (“VBER”) to retail MFNs and assessing retail MFNs under Article 101 TFEU and Article 102 TFEU, please follow the link to download the article.

Competition Law and Syndicated Loans – A Framework

By Oliver Bretz, Marie Leppard & Helen Bardell

CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group)

This article examines the overall context and potentially relevant issues and considerations for syndicated lending generally, as well as any issues that may arise at each stage of the process.

The Framework for Legal Analysis follows the initial announcement of Euclid Law’s advice to the European Commission and some personal observations on Syndicated Loans published on 26th April 2019.

To read the full article, please follow the link.