The EU Commission has imposed the highest fine ever on a single company for alleged abuse of its market power. The case against Google was initiated seven years ago when competitors complained. Google favoured its own shopping platform ‘Google Shopping’ over other shopping platforms and abused its monopoly on price comparison services. Google now has 90 days to track its market behaviour. However, the fine is not yet legally binding, i.e. Google can take legal action(http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1784_en.htm).
In Switzerland, no comparable fines have yet been imposed for infringements of antitrust law. The Competition Commissionis responsible in the first instance. Our experts are also active in the field of antitrust law, in particular attorney Tobias Treyer.