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CK Hutchison ruling was 'contrary to the very spirit' of EU merger law, Loriot says

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 10 Sep 2020 10:14
  • 10 Sep 2020 10:14
CK Hutchison's success in getting an EU court to strike down a merger veto by the European Commission risks setting the bloc's merger-review policy back decades, a senior official said today.
The judgment by the EU's lower-tier General Court in May (see here) was "contrary to the very spirit" of

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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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