Clifford Chance and Cleary lead as Google faces €1bn-plus fine in EU search practice probe

Pair remain lead advisers alongside Covington as the EU moves to conclude first stage of a three-pronged probe

Clifford Chance (CC), Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Covington & Burling are advising as the European Union prepares to come to a decision on the first stage of a three-pronged probe into the search group’s practices.

EU officials are reportedly poised to fine the search engine more than €1bn (£870m) for abusing its search market dominance by steering European consumers to its Google Shopping service.

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