Significant imbalance: The Paris Commercial Court rules that seven clauses of the contract binding a major player in the development and distribution of applications to application developers for distribution on its application platform constitute a significant imbalance and ordered this company to modify these clauses with a fine of 2 million euros (Google)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This action was brought by the Minister of the Economy who in February 2018, had summoned both Google Inc (now Google LLC), Google Ireland Limited, Google Commerce Limited and Google France before the Commercial Court of Paris. After investigation, the Minister considered that seven clauses reflected a significant imbalance within the meaning of Article L 442-6 2° C. com... After dismissing the procedural grounds, the Court of First Instance upheld the Minister's claims in their entirety with what appeared to be fairly traditional reasoning. Firstly, it found that Google had coerced the developers. The judgement identifies the coercion because of the

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Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Significant imbalance: The Paris Commercial Court rules that seven clauses of the contract binding a major player in the development and distribution of applications to application developers for distribution on its application platform constitute a significant imbalance and ordered this company to modify these clauses with a fine of 2 million euros (Google), 28 March 2022, Concurrences N° 2-2022, Art. N° 106564, pp. 133-134

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