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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The Google Android European Court Judgment and its Wider Implications

September 26, 2022

On 14 September 2022, the General Court of the European Union (General Court) largely upheld the European Commission's (EC) 2018 Android Decision finding that Google had abused multiple dominant positions in relation to the Android mobile operating system platform in order to strengthen and expand Google's position in web search. The General Court annulled the EC's finding in relation to Google's revenue-sharing agreements and set the amount of the fine imposed on Google at €4.125 billion (reduced by 5% from €4.343 billion).

The judgment has implications for enforcement of EU antitrust law and the Digital Markets Act in the tech sector and for European Commission competition law investigations more broadly.

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