Analysis of Competition Cases Against Uber Across the Globe
Innovations and technological advancements have changed the market structure of economies across the globe. The emergence of business models based on sharing of assets has had a disruptive effect across almost all sectors. Notably, the growing importance of the sharing economy has created a situation wherein the online marketplace has distorted the understanding of economic relations between businesses, producers and consumers. This has led to several legal disputes across the globe and the case of Uber is particularly prominent in this regard. Uber has been under the radar of traditional taxi providers, drivers as well as consumers who have filed complaints/lawsuits against the company levying allegations of anticompetitive behaviour. In the continuing divergence of legal opinions and decisions across jurisdictions, this viewpoint paper by CUTS gives a brief analysis of decided and ongoing competition/antitrust lawsuits against Uber in major jurisdictions across the globe.