Josh Holmes QC and Jack Williams appear for Google in General Court

05 May 2022

Between 2 May – 4 May 2022, Josh Holmes QC and Jack Williams made oral representations at the General Court of the European Union on behalf of Google in an appeal against a decision of the European Commission imposing a 1.5 billion euro fine on Google in connection with its ad intermediation service, Adsense for Search.

The case (T-334/19) is an important one concerning the meaning and application of the concept of exclusivity obligations within the Article 102 TFEU framework, and the Commission’s legal burdens and investigative duties.

Josh and Jack were instructed by Claire Jeffs of Slaughter and May. Daniel Beard QC was also instructed during the written part of the proceedings.