Announcements — 28/02/2024

Geradin Partners instructed on EUR 2.1 billion ad tech claim against Google on behalf of over 30 European media companies

Over 30 European news media companies today filed a EUR 2.1 billion damages claim against Google in relation to its practices in ad tech. Google’s conduct was found to be an abuse of dominance by the French competition authority in June 2021. Following this, the European Commission opened proceedings against Google and issued a statement of objections in June 2023. Now, more than 30 large and medium-sized European news media companies are suing Google for damages suffered as a result of Google’s abuses. The case was filed in the District Court of Amsterdam on 28 February 2024. 

Geradin Partners, with offices in Brussels, Amsterdam and London, has been instructed to represent the claimants, alongside Dutch litigation firm Stek and economist consultancy Charles River Associates. The case is funded by Harbour. Geradin Partners previously acted for the complainants in the French investigation, as well as for the European Publishers Council in its complaint to the European Commission. It is also one of three solicitor firms instructed in the opt-out class action brought against Google in the UK relating to the same ad tech practices.


Stijn Huijts

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