Japan: JTFC raids Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Japan: JTFC raids Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Japanese antitrust regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site said on Friday, November 17, denying any wrongdoing. The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) carried out an on-site inspection of Airbnb and the company is cooperating with the regulators’ investigation, Airbnb Japan said. Regulators seized […]

France: Airbnb automatically caps rental offers in central Paris

France: Airbnb automatically caps rental offers in central Paris

Airbnb is capping the number of days per year its users can rent out their properties in central Paris. The popular home rental app, which has had run-ins with regulators around the world, will only allow hosts to rent for 120 days per year. This will bring users in line with France’s official laws on […]

The Sharing Economy Meets the Sherman Act: Is Uber a Firm, a Cartel, or Something in Between?

Posted by Social Science Research Network The Sharing Economy Meets the Sherman Act: Is Uber a Firm, a Cartel, or Something in Between? By Mark Anderson (University of Idaho) & Max Huffman (Indiana University) Abstract:      The sharing economy is a new industrial structure that is made possible by instantaneous internet communication and changes […]

New business models and competition enforcement: must we ride the tide of change?

Bruno Lasserre, March 20, 2016 New business models seem all-pervasive today, with the result that older forms of trade feel under constant threat. There is undoubtedly a surge in more intangible forms of innovation that rely on new ways of selling existing goods or services. Recent examples of exponential growth in revenues and market capitalization […]