Google Heads to EU Court in Episode 1 of $9 Billion Trilogy
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on Google’s decade-long antitrust fight with the European Union for Bloomberg
Google’s decade-long antitrust fight with the European Union is set for more twists and turns this week as the internet giant battles the first in a trilogy of fines that cost the company nearly $9 billion.
Defeat for the EU “will be a blow to its attempt for a new enforcement approach in the high tech sector,” said Ioannis Kokkoris, Professor of Competition Law and Economics; Dean for International, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. “It will make it think twice how it can bring a successful case against conducts that are not clear cut in markets that are rapidly changing.”