CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES – EUROPEAN UNION – EXCLUSIONARY ABUSES – TYING PRACTICES – SMART MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEMS

Exclusionary abuses: The European Commission fines the dominant operator on the market of smart mobile operating systems available for licence €4.34 billion for exclusionary abuse (Google)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The European Commission's press release, issued on 18 July, is the only document in our possession. The Commission announced on 30 July 2018 that it is working towards a rapid publication of the full text of the decision containing no confidential information. This is therefore only a preliminary analysis at this stage. A substantial commentary will be published in a forthcoming volume of our review as soon as the decision is available. Only a few highlights of the case are detailed here. The fine imposed by the Commission sets a new record, following the Google Shopping decision of June 2017 in which the fine reached €2.42 billion. As in that first

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Exclusionary abuses: The European Commission fines the dominant operator on the market of smart mobile operating systems available for licence €4.34 billion for exclusionary abuse (Google), 18 July 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88153, pp. 114-117

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