5 must-watch competition law cases - Case 2: Google sued for unfair Play Store 15 April 19

Competition law applies horizontally in all sectors, in addition to sector-specific regulation. The rise of the digital economy is challenging traditional competition law approaches.

Cullen International’s Competition Law service combines unbiased alerts and reports with a structured database of more than 350 English language summaries of national and EU antitrust and merger control cases, organised by country, authority, theme and sector.

Stay tuned over the next weeks for our coverage of five intriguing pending cases that you may not have known about!

Case 2: Google sued for unfair Play Store

In our second highlighted case, Australian tech start-up Unlockd sued Google to get its app accepted on the Google Play Store.

The case involves the tricky question of whether Google can refuse access to its Play Store and AdMob in-app ad platform without abusing its dominance. Google argues that Unlockd’s business model that rewards consumers for watching targeted ads is against its policy.

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