Chief Correspondent, EU Competition
Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.
Selected Insights by Nicholas
Google had a “state of play” meeting with EU merger case handlers yesterday to discuss its planned acquisition of fitness tracker company Fitbit.
Lufthansa’s 9 billion-euro bailout package, approved by the European Commission and shareholders, will be talked about for years to come.
Nokia, Sharp, Daimler, Continental & others fighting over licensing technology in connected cars may see their dispute effectively fast-tracked.
Investigations of the App Store and Apple Pay are latest enforcement initiatives designed to tackle digital platform operators
Companies using algorithms to set prices & manage suppliers, as well as concentrated sectors such as mobile telephony or air transport, could be some of the surprise victims of new proposal for new EU powers.