General Court largely upholds the Commission’s decision in Google Android (Case T-604/18)

Author: Dimitrios Katsifis
Published: 03.10.2022
Earlier this month the General Court of the EU (the “Court”) delivered its much-anticipated judgment on Google’s action for annulment of the Commission’s decision in Case AT.40099 (Google Android) – the decision currently holding the record for the highest antitrust fine ever imposed, namely EUR 4.3 billion. By way of reminder, the Commission found that Google had infringed Article 102 TFEU by entering into a number of agreements with OEMs and MNOs relating to the installation of its mobile apps and the licensing of the Android OS, namely: (1) the Anti-Fragmentation Agreements (“AFAs”), which OEMs and MNOs had to sign…