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MFN Clauses, Fidelity Rebates, and Loyalty Programs in the Digital Era: Current Status, and a Legal Lacuna?

BY | September 9, 2019

MFNs and other measures which can reduce customer incentives to switch, such as fidelity rebates, have long been a complex area of European and wider antitrust laws. There is a…

MFNs and other measures which can reduce customer incentives to switch, such as fidelity rebates, have long been a complex area of European and wider antitrust laws. There is a renewed focus on these clauses, given the prevalence of MFNs in two-sided digital platform markets, and the ECJ’s landmark decision in Intel. As regulators struggle to get to grips with the implications of the digital economy for competition law, different authorities, including within the EU, have taken seemingly contr

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