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Compare the Markets: Two-Sided Market Definition in the Comparethemarket Case

BY | January 18, 2023

In competition law, how to define markets in the context of two-sided platforms is a hot topic. Drawing on the judgment of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal in BGL/Comparethemarket v.…

In competition law, how to define markets in the context of two-sided platforms is a hot topic. Drawing on the judgment of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal in BGL/Comparethemarket v. Competition and Markets Authority, we address some of the main questions and misunderstandings about multi-sided market definition.

By Andreea Antuca, Gunnar Niels & Helen Ralston-Smith[1]

 

I. INTRODUCTION

Market definition in the context of two-sided platforms has been subject to debate in competition polic

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