The Application of EU Competition Law to the Sharing Economy
Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (2018)
EU Law Working Papers No. 27
46 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2018
Date Written: February 23, 2018
This paper addresses the impacts of European competition law on the sharing economy and algorithmic pricing. It focuses on the specific features of the relationship between platforms and service providers and provides guidance on the question of when a platform and its peers form a single economic entity under competition law. In the backdrop of recent European Court of Justice judgment addressing the use of pricing measures by platforms, the article also discusses the application of competition law to agreements and concerted practices in the sharing economy.
Keywords: Competition Law, Sharing Economy, Uber
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