The UK and EU Platform-to-business (P2B) Regulations

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

  • The UK and EU Platform-to-business (P2B) Regulations
  • Background
  • Who do the UK P2B Regulation and the EU P2B Regulation apply to?
  • Quick view—platform providers’ obligations under the UK P2B Regulation and EU P2B Regulation
  • Quick view—OSEs’ obligations under the UK P2B Regulation and EU 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...

The UK and EU Platform-to-business (P2B) Regulations

Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 (OJ L 186/57) on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services and corporate website users of online search engines (also known as the EU Platform-to-business Regulation or EU P2B Regulation) has direct effect in EU Member States from 12 July 2020. The EU P2B Regulation applied to the UK until the end of the Brexit implementation period (being 11 pm on 31 December 2020), after which Retained 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 UK Platform-to-business Regulation or UK P2B Regulation) formed part of the body of retained EU law applicable in the UK under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) from the end of the Brexit implementation period, as amended by the Online Intermediation Services for Business Users (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/796.

This Practice Note sets out the obligations imposed on platform providers and online search engine providers under each of the UK and EU P2B Regulations and covers the following:

  1. Background

  2. Who do the UK P2B Regulation and the EU P2B Regulation apply to?

  3. Quick view—platform providers’ obligations under the UK P2B Regulation and the EU P2B Regulation

  4. Quick view—OSEs’ obligations under the UK

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