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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
The EU’s new plan to scrutinize foreign subsidies has higher review thresholds than initially planned.
Companies supercharged by subsidies from foreign governments such as China and Russia will face probes.
Illumina’s outrage at an attempt by the European Commission to capture a non-notifiable deal is a sign of the kind of backlash that a revision might bring.
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.