Wait?! What?! An Admin Message from an E-commerce Platform Means I've Just Fixed Prices?
As the case shows, EU competition law on contacts between competitors is extremely strict. Sharing any sensitive information with competitors - such as future price or sales intentions - can be treated as cartel-type conduct and attracts multi-million euro fines. The same rule applies even where the exchange is initiated or facilitated by a third party such as an online platform administrator.