ALERTS: ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – EUROPEAN UNION – FRANCE - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION – ESSENTIAL FACILITIES – SANCTIONS / FINES / PENALTIES – PRINCIPLE OF EQUAL TREATMENT

Abuse of dominant position: The General Court of the European Union confirms the abusive nature of the practice of self-referencing aimed at favouring the company’s product comparator, to the detriment of competing comparators (Google Shopping)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 10 November 2021, the General Court of the European Union delivered its judgment in case T-612/17 (Google Shopping)the first of three cases in which the search engine was sanctioned for abuse of a dominant position to be submitted to the Court's wisdom. It will be recalled that on 27 June 2017, the European Commission had adopted a decisionin which it imposed a financial penalty on Google in the amount of €2.4 billion, of which €523 million was imposed jointly and severally with Alphabet, its parent company, for having abused its dominant position on the general internet search market in thirteen EEA countries by favouring its own product comparator, to

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Alain Ronzano, Abuse of dominant position: The General Court of the European Union confirms the abusive nature of the practice of self-referencing aimed at favouring the company’s product comparator, to the detriment of competing comparators (Google Shopping), 10 November 2021, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 103493, www.concurrences.com

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