Antitrust Antitrust

Apple Pay faces EU antitrust charges as investigators ready their case

By Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 23 Mar 2022 09:07
  • 23 Mar 2022 09:07
Apple is facing formal EU objections that it favors Apple Pay over rivals by hampering their access to a key iPhone feature, MLex has learned.
The European Commission has asked market players to clarify what evidence can be relied on if the case escalates, MLex understands — a move indicating

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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.

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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