San Diego International Law Journal


Mariah Witt

Library of Congress Authority File


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This Article details several case studies, each exemplifying the EU’s pro- competition practices versus the American monopoly-like corporations of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. The EU claims that each of these companies have abused their dominant position in their respective markets. Many companies (including those not listed in this comment) that have faced the EU’s antitrust wrath are merely the successful giants of their field, who should be enjoying their success, not sitting in fear of success’s implications in the global arena. This comment will conclude with a warning to future American corporations on the path to monopoly-like power and status as they continue to capture the European market, especially under the current Presidency. As Trump’s reputation fluctuates in the European Union, the antitrust regulatory treatment against Google, Microsoft and Amazon may vary in severity. At least in the European Economic Area (EEA), unless a company chooses to use “bad” business strategies that contradict self-preservation ideologies and normal growth projectiles and milestones, it is not safe from the EU’s parade of enforcement.

Success is not evil; it is not abusive. It is capitalism. So, are these companies truly “guilty” for abusing their dominant position or are they just companies enjoying their superior positions they have rightly earned?