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Scrutinising Google’s smartphone dominance

Published on: 05 May 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Scrutinising Google’s smartphone dominance
  • Original news
  • What are the markets involved?
  • How extensive is Google's dominance? Could such a finding be contestable?
  • What are the Commission's concerns and theories of harm? What are the alleged abuses?
  • Are there any novel or controversial issues involved?
  • Could Google remedy these concerns through commitments or is it likely that a fine will be imposed if the Commission proves the infringement?
  • Why is the Commission not also investigating the agreements under Article 101 TFEU?

Article summary

Competition analysis: The European Commission has informed Google of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators. Cyrus Mehta, partner, and Russell Hoare, senior associate, in the EU and Competition group at Nabarro, assess the situation. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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