The EU Platform-to-business (P2B) Regulation
The EU Platform-to-business (P2B) Regulation

The following Commercial practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The EU Platform-to-business (P2B) Regulation
  • Background
  • Who does the P2B Regulation apply to?
  • Quick view—platform providers’ obligations under the P2B Regulation
  • Quick view—OSEs’ obligations under the P2B Regulation
  • What are platform providers required to do?
  • Information to be included in platform providers’ terms and conditions
  • Platform terms and conditions—clarity, transparency and good faith dealing
  • Platform terms and conditions—ranking
  • Platform terms and conditions—notification of preferential treatment
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Commercial?

Brexit: As of exit day (11 pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance, see: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources and Brexit toolkit.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services and corporate website users of online search engines (also known as the Platform-to-business Regulation or P2B Regulation) has direct effect in EU Member States from 12 July 2020. Although the UK is no longer an EU Member State, it has to comply with the P2B Regulation during the implementation period.

This Practice Note sets out the obligations imposed on platform providers and

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