Google has achieved the postponement of the hearing of the complaint of Yandex at the end of May

    The consideration of the complaint of Yandex about Google’s activities is postponed until the end of May. FAS did this at the request of an American company. Google representatives said they did not have time to prepare all the necessary documents.

    The head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Vladimir Kudryavtsev said that on April 13 at 10:00 a hearing on this case had already taken place. However, the situation has not changed in any way, since Google has not submitted all the requested materials. The requested documentation is approximately 70,000 pages. It will take two weeks to collect this information. The FAS will need the same amount of time to familiarize themselves with the documents.

    In addition, at the hearing Google revealed information constituting a trade secret. Therefore, Yandex lawyers could not be present at this time, she saidRBC representative of Yandex Asya Melkumova.

    In February, Megamind wrote that Yandex filed a complaint against Google. According to Yandex, the company violates Section 14 of the Law on Protection of Competition, forcing manufacturers of mobile devices installing the Android operating system to refuse to pre-install competitors' applications.

    Google lawyer Thero Luko admitted that the company does have agreements with mobile device manufacturers: the “Agreement on the distribution of mobile applications” and profit-sharing agreements. However, he does not consider this activity illegal: “We are confident that we are not violating Russian competition laws. Yandex is the most popular search engine in Russia, and it can offer its own terms. ”

    “Google, to put it mildly, is disingenuous. Even in standard contracts for receiving GMS, there are actually restrictions on the preinstallations of other services, ”the representative of Yandex, Asya Melkumova, counters.

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