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Businesses in EU to get more guidance from antitrust enforcers following ‘comfort letters’ policy tweak

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 03 Oct 2022 10:53
  • 03 Oct 2022 10:59
Companies seeking to cooperate on sustainability initiatives or the rollout of new technologies should find it easier to seek guidance from EU antitrust enforcers after an update to their approach today.

Guidance issued via "comfort letters" allows competition officials to sign off on initiatives that risk giving rise to competition concerns. While they

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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.

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