Antitrust Antitrust

Comment: Order for EU regulator to add interest to repaid fines could prove very costly

By Lewis Crofts and Tono Gil
  • 19 Jan 2022 12:27
  • 19 Jan 2022 12:27
The EU antitrust watchdog faces the prospect of having to dig deep into its coffers to compensate companies with default interest when repaying fines reduced or annulled by judges.
A court judgment today awarded Deutsche Telekom 1.8 million euros ($2 million) in compensation from the European Commission, but its exposure

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Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

Tono Gil

Regulatory Reporter

Tono is a competition reporter for MLex in Brussels. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a trainee in the European Parliament and as a correspondent in Valencia and Buenos Aires for the Spanish news agency EFE. Tono holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in Transmedia Journalism.

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