No. 27: The Application of EU Competition Law to the Sharing Economy


  • Johannes Safron
Publish Date:
February 23, 2018
Publication Title:
European Union Law Working Papers
Stanford Law School
Working Paper
  • Johannes Safron, The Application of EU Competition Law to the Sharing Economy, EU Law Working Papers No. 27, Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (2018).
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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.