Antitrust Antitrust

Comment: Prospect of Big Tech 'restorative remedies' poses risk for EU enforcers

By Michael Acton and Lewis Crofts
  • 14 Jan 2020 06:11
  • 16 Jan 2020 08:41

Should tech companies such as Google and Amazon get clear orders from EU antitrust enforcers that go beyond stopping illegal conduct and extend to repairing broken markets?

That's the question on the European Commission's table as antitrust and digital-policy chief Margrethe Vestager considers how competition rules can be sharpened

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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.

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