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Comment: Meta’s Kustomer deal puts EU antitrust’s 'one-stop shop' principle under strain

The timeline for Meta’s bid for Kustomer is up in the air after the deal got caught between two parallel, or even rival, European approaches designed to increase scrutiny of “killer acquisitions.”

Today Germany’s competition authority said it had jurisdiction, under national thresholds introduced to catch Big Tech deals, to revie

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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

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.

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