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CK Hutchison judgment undermines EU's ability to prevent harmful mergers, regulator tells judges

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 14 Jun 2022 10:20
  • 14 Jun 2022 19:58
CK Hutchison’s court victory overturning a block on plans to merge UK mobile businesses was a "bad apple" based on "fears" about over-zealous regulators, but its bill risks being footed by consumers for decades to come, the European Commission told judges today.

The General Court's judgment is "liable to cost European consumers hundreds

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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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