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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

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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 KokkorisProfessor 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.”

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