Google on Monday launched a legal challenge to a record 2.4-billion euro fine imposed by European anti-trust authorities for favouring its own shopping service, lodging an appeal at the EU court in Luxembourg.
Google has already submitted a rough draft to regulators over changes it must make by September 28 to avoid further fines, which should include giving equal treatment to rivals.
The company was expected to appeal the fine, which was the largest ever penalty issued by the regulator, after saying it had "respectfully disagreed" with the ruling.
Google said it had no further comment.
The appeal lodged by Google will not help it to suspend the fine, however, it can put the money in a blocked account until the final decision.
The tribunal's press service said Google hadn't asked the court to suspend an European Union order for it to change how it displays shopping-search services before it rules on the challenge.More news: Aaron Donald reports to the Rams, ending his holdout
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The consideration of this appeal should take at least a year and a half, and given the complexity of the case, rather two years, has there shown to the Court of justice of the EU.
The fine handed to Google was a significant hike on the previous record penalty of €1.06bn (£937m) dished out by the commission to U.S. microchip firm Intel in 2009.
The EU flag is seen with Google logo.
The EU is also investigating whether Google tried to squeeze out its rivals in online search advertising and through its Android mobile operating system.
"What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules", EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager at the time.
The EU is now also investigating whether Google tried to squeeze out its rivals in online search advertising and through its Android mobile operating system.