EU Court of Justice Allows Parallel Antitrust Investigations into Amazon’s Buy Box

Amazon’s appeal challenging the decision of the European Commission (EC) to allow parallel antitrust investigations into Amazon’s “Buy Box” by both the European Union (EU) and Italy was dismissed by the EU Court of Justice. The EC had allowed the Italian Competition Authority to commence an independent investigation into Buy Box, where Amazon promotes certain sellers of a particular product on its platform, while the EC also decided to probe the same issue.