The Italian Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €102M for refusal to interoperate and imposes specific remedies requested by the complainant (Google / Enel X)

On May 13, 2021, the Italian Competition Authority (the “AGCM” or the “ICA”) fined Alphabet Inc., Google LLC, and Google Italy S.r.l. (“Google”) over 100 million EUR for abusing of a dominant position pursuant to Section 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”). In a rare stance, it also imposed specific remedies consisting in an obligation to achieve a specific outcome requested by the complainant. [1] Specifically, the AGCM determined that Google unjustly refused to allow Enel X Italia S.r.l. (“Enel X”) to develop a version of its app for electric vehicle charging services (“JuicePass”) compatible with Android Auto—a sub-platform of Android dedicated to apps for drivers and car manufacturers—thus hampering competition in the Italian market for specialized search,

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  • Portolano Cavallo (Milan)
  • Portolano Cavallo (Milan)

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Irene Picciano, Enzo Marasà, The Italian Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company €102M for refusal to interoperate and imposes specific remedies requested by the complainant (Google / Enel X), 13 May 2021, e-Competitions Remedies for unilateral conduct, Art. N° 102213

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