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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
Ryanair has suffered a setback in its challenge to the EU’s state aid response to the Covid-19 pandemic, after the EU’s lower court rejected its appeals.
Amazon.com’s data-driven business model and its dizzy expansion have prompted a pioneering European Commission probe into Big Data online.
New EU legislation that would impose restrictions on the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Google is facing headwinds.
Google’s online advertising business and the importance of data for competition have been at the forefront of Europe’s antitrust debate for the last half-decade
The European Commission is grouping together its initiatives relating to the functioning of online markets — including plans to regulate gatekeeper platforms — in a proposal called the Digital Markets Act.