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Bundeskartellamt prohibits exclusive contracts between CTS Eventim and event organisers and advance booking offices

Date of issue: 04.12.2017

The Bundeskartellamt has prohibited CTS Eventim from using exclusive contracts which it has concluded with organisers of live entertainment events and advance booking offices.

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The clauses in question stipulate that the contracting parties may only sell tickets exclusively or to a considerable extent via CTS's "" ticket sales system. The Bundeskartellamt regards these contractual agreements as an abuse of market power under competition law and has now ordered CTS Eventim to amend its contracts within four months.

Press release (pdf)