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Big Tech's clout should prompt rethink of EU case law on conglomerate mergers, says Loriot

By Andrew Boyce and Nicholas Hirst
  • 19 Oct 2022 13:45
  • 19 Oct 2022 13:45
The EU's traditional case law on conglomerate mergers in the digital sector may need to be "revisited," according to a top competition enforcer.

Antitrust concerns in digital markets, where large tech companies have built powerful digital ecosystems of services, have cast new light on an EU court precedent from 2005

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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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