The Italian Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company and imposes behavioural remedies for conduct deemed to constitute an abuse of a dominant position (Google / Enel X)

On 13 May 2021 the Italian Competition Authority ("ICA") published a decision fining and imposing behavioural remedies on Google for conduct deemed to constitute an abuse of a dominant position, by preventing Enel X from developing an app compatible with the Android Auto feature. Key takeaways In line with the European Commission and other Member States authorities' approach, the ICA is paying close attention to the behaviour of big tech companies on the market. In refusal to deal cases, the ICA can impose highly specific behavioural remedies, affecting the market strategies of companies considered to be dominant. When assessing the seriousness of the conduct at issue for the purposes of quantifying the fine imposed, the ICA took into account the

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Giulia Carnazza, The Italian Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company and imposes behavioural remedies for conduct deemed to constitute an abuse of a dominant position (Google / Enel X), 13 May 2021, e-Competitions May 2021, Art. N° 101209

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