Open letter to EU Commissioner Vestager about Google remedies

An Open Letter has been sent to Margrethe Vestager about Google Remedies on behalf of ICOMP, Foundem, Fairsearch, and a number of other competing comparison shopping services. An interesting read; given the recent Android decision, will similar issues arise in relation to remedies? Please contact Tim Cowen if you have any questions regarding the European…

ICOMP calls for publication of Google’s compliance proposals

ICOMP has called for the publication of Google’s remedy proposals to the European Commission, along with the Commission’s Decision in the Google Shopping investigation. The Commission announced its finding on 27 June 2017, outlining that it had found Google to have abused its dominance with regards to its Google Shopping product. As well as being…

Google remedies: Russia’s FAS leads the way?

  In April, the FAS and Google ended their two-year long dispute over Google’s pre-installation and self promotion of only its own products on all Android devices sold in Russia. Google eventually agreed to pay fines and adopted a non-discrimination remedy. The Android case is pending before the EU. The press releases and media communication from the FAS in…

Google facing fines, non-discrimination obligations, and more?

Preiskel & Co’s Tim Cowen has been quoted by various media sources, including Bloomberg, discussing the impact of an EU fine and potential non-discrimination obligation before the Commission’s announcement on Tuesday. As predicted, the EU has issued Google with a record fine of €2.42 billion. However, with a reported $92 billion “cash hoard”, Google may be…

Google fined record-breaking €2.42 billion by European Commission

Following a seven-year investigation into Google’s Shopping service, the European Commission has today announced a €2.42 billion fine against Google. The Commission has found that Google breached EU antitrust rules by using its market dominance as a search engine to give its Shopping service an illegal advantage. The Commission has ordered that Google end this practice…