ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - FRANCE - INTERNET - ELECTRONIC PLATFORM - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION - DAMAGES

Abus of dominant position: The Paris Commercial Court orders a search engine that abused its dominant position to pay damages of 1,270,000 euros to a telephone directory assistance company (Oxone Technologies / Google)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On February 10, 2021, the 8th Chamber of the Paris Commercial Court issued a judgment. in which it finds that Google has committed several abuses of a dominant position, orders it to pay more than EUR 1 million in damages to a directory enquiry company and orders that that company's access to Google Ads be restored. Although this judgment is stand-alone, it is however strongly based on the findings made by the Competition Authority in the case of online advertising linked to searches initiated by the company Gibmedia and which gave rise to the decision n° 19-D-26 of 19 December 2019 for which the Authority fined Google €150 million for abuse of a dominant

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Alain Ronzano, Abus of dominant position: The Paris Commercial Court orders a search engine that abused its dominant position to pay damages of 1,270,000 euros to a telephone directory assistance company (Oxone Technologies / Google), 10 February 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 99317, www.concurrences.com

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