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Online Retailing and Antitrust: Taking Account of the Paradigm Shift

BY | March 12, 2009

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alan Riley, Mar 12, 2009 In the run up to the Commission’s reform of its vertical restraints legislation,…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Alan Riley, Mar 12, 2009

In the run up to the Commission’s reform of its vertical restraints legislation, the advisers of luxury brands and the online retailers are busily slugging it out. Arguments are traded on free riding and the scope of the single market objective, claims are made as to who is the most pro-consumer. However, above the din of battle in the antitrust silo an enormous paradigm shift is taking place which i

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