Google agrees to settle with the FAS

01 March 2017
The dispute between Google and the Federal Antimonopoly Service, which has been going on since September 2015, may very soon come to an end. This became possible thanks to the decision of representatives of the American company to settle.Information that Google offered the FAS to conclude an amicable agreement was published on February 27 on the official Telegram channel of the agency. According to Larisa Vovkivskaya, Deputy Head of the Legal Department of FAS Russia, the terms of the agreement have not yet been discussed. As a reminder, in February 2015, Yandex accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the mobile gadgets market and imposing its own pre-installed applications and services, which put competitors at a disadvantage. FAS took the side of the prosecutor and in 2016 obliged the American giant to pay a fine of 438 million rubles for violating the antimonopoly legislation of the Russian Federation. All Google's attempts to contest this decision failed, and now the company has decided to settle amicably. Google representatives have not yet commented on the information about the settlement agreement with the FAS. It is expected that the next hearing of the case will be held in the Arbitration Court of the Moscow District on March 27.