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The European Commissionís decision in the Google Shopping case: analysis and implications

The European Commissionís (ĎECí) decision to fine Google for having abused its market dominance in respect of its Google Shopping service has attracted plenty of media attention, particularly due to the record-breaking size of the fine. Here, Jonathan Cornthwaite, Partner and Head of Competition Law at Wedlake Bell LLP, assesses the legal aspects of the ECís decision and what can be learned from the ECís investigation. Jonathan also goes on to discuss whether the case sets a precedent and the kind of alterations to Google Shopping that might be expected as a result of the decision.

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