The French Competition Authority fines a company for abusing its dominant position in the online search advertising market (Google)

On 20 December 2019, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) announced that it had imposed a € 150 million fine on Google for abusing its dominant position in the market for search advertising. This is the fourth antitrust fine imposed on Google by a competition authority of the EU in less than three years, after the sanctions imposed by the European Commission in 2017 (Google shopping case – see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2017, Issue No. 6), in 2018 (Google Android case – see VBB on

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Tim Kasten, The French Competition Authority fines a company for abusing its dominant position in the online search advertising market (Google), 19 December 2019, e-Competitions December 2019, Art. N° 92920

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