Antitrust Antitrust

Banks see EU watchdog bolster government-bond cartel probe

By Lewis Crofts and Nicholas Hirst
  • 11 Dec 2020 09:22
  • 11 Dec 2020 09:22

A cartel probe into the likes of Nomura, State Street and Natixis has seen EU investigators try to cement their case by submitting additional evidence via a "Letter of Facts," MLex has learned.

The procedural move usually signals the European Commission has new information to corroborate existing antitrust allegations, but it

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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.

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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