Vertical Restraints in Two-Sided Markets after Ohio v. Amex: Lessons from the FTC Competition Hearings

November 2018

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Vertical Restraints in Two-Sided Markets after Ohio v. Amex: Lessons from the FTC Competition Hearings

By Timothy Snyder & Farrell Malone (Latham & Watkins)1

The recent Supreme Court decision Ohio v. Amex (“Amex”) elicited strong reactions from panelists throughout the Federal Trade Commission’s Hearing #3 on multi-sided platforms.2 Several panelists questioned the Court’s reasoning, with one speaker’s describing it as “economically illiterate.”3 Others supported the decision and encouraged the agencies to use their global stage to advocate the views in Am

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