Organisation: Google

CAT urged to split hearings on carriage and certification in parallel Google claims

Two proposed class representatives seeking up to €25 billion in damages from Google have urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to decide which claim is best placed to proceed ahead of a full certification hearing, thereby taking a different approach to that adopted – and criticised – in the Forex carriage dispute.

19 May 2023

Google moves ahead with billing policy despite CCI probe

Google has argued that it is complying with an order to open up payments on its application store in India and will push ahead with controversial changes despite a pending antitrust probe into the proposals and fierce opposition from developers.

19 May 2023

CCI probing Google’s compliance with third-party payment order

The Competition Commission of India has given Google four weeks to respond to claims that its new billing system fails to comply with a recent order for the company to open up payments on its application store.

15 May 2023

DOJ, states go after Google’s internal docs

Google’s intentional destruction of chat messages prevents the company from claiming privilege over its communications to employees about data preservation, the Department of Justice and a coalition of states have claimed.

15 May 2023

Senate considers legislation to splinter Google

The Senate has heard arguments in favour of legislation that would force Google and potentially other major companies to break up their digital advertising businesses.

04 May 2023

Google fails to down US DOJ's ad tech case

The US Department of Justice can proceed with its lawsuit seeking to break up Google’s online advertising business, a federal court in Virginia has ruled.

28 April 2023

Clifford Chance promotes in Brussels and London

Clifford Chance has promoted competition lawyers Milena Robotham and Stavroula Vryna to its partnership in Brussels and London respectively.

28 April 2023

Google offers alternative payment options on Play Store in CMA abuse probe

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is poised to accept behavioural commitments from Google that will allow application developers to use alternative payment systems on the Play Store, as the technology company seeks to end an abuse of dominance probe.

19 April 2023

DMU head outlines competition risks of privacy-enhancing technologies

The head of the UK’s Digital Markets Unit has warned that “privacy-enhancing technologies” could be used to entrench market power, limit data access and hide anticompetitive collusion.

19 April 2023

Mehta: network effects may warrant Google trial

The fact that Google’s search engine improves in quality as it gains more users may justify the Department of Justice’s monopoly maintenance lawsuit going to trial, the judge presiding over the case has said.

14 April 2023

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