News — 30/11/2022
Geradin Partners files UK competition claim against Google in relation to ad tech
Today, Geradin Partners and UK litigation firm Humphries Kerstetter have filed a competition claim valued at up to £13.6 billion at the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, alleging serious anti-competitive practices against Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. The claim alleges that Google abused its dominant position in the market for online advertising, earning super-profits for itself at the expense of the tens of thousands of publishers of websites and mobile apps in the UK.
The claim will be headed by Claudio Pollack, a former Ofcom director, and is funded by Harbour. The Geradin Partners team consists of Damien Geradin and Stijn Huijts (partners), David Gallagher (counsel), Dimitrios Katsifis (senior associate) and Simay Erciyas (associate).
The UK claim is to be followed by an EEA-wide claim to be brought in the Netherlands in early 2023, together with Amsterdam-based law firm Stek.