Admin l Monday, April 17, 2017
MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Federal Antimonopoly Agency (FAS) and Google have reached an amicable agreement in a dispute over corporation’s refusal to comply with the antimonopoly watchdog’s ruling with Google taking an obligation to pay all the imposed fines.
Google agreed to pay fines totalling $6, 717,900. A breakdown of the figure shows 438 million rubles (about $6.7 million) fine for violating administrative legislation and 1 million rubles (about $17,900), totalling $6, 717,900 in fines for refusal to comply with the watchdog’s ruling.
Google is to make the payments within two months.
Deputy head of FAS, Mr. Alexey Dotsenko said a federal court has approved the settlement and in the process bringing to end a two-year-long court battle between the watchdog and Google.
The agreement was concluded for 6 years and 9 months.
In September 2015, the watchdog held that Google Ireland Ltd. and Google Inc. abused their dominance on the Russian market of mobile applications by pre-installing applications on Android smartphones and therefore violated anti-monopoly law.
Google was fined with 438 million rubles (about $6.7 million). Google refused to comply and challenged this ruling in Russian courts. In time, FAS imposed additional fines against Google, amounting to nearly 1 million rubles in total.