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Comment: EU’s Android win strengthens Big Tech crackdown but leaves dents on procedure

By Lewis Crofts and Nicholas Hirst
  • 14 Sep 2022 15:42
  • 14 Sep 2022 15:42
Google’s failure to overturn an EU antitrust fine of more than 4 billion euros (more than $4 billion) represents a major legal and symbolic victory for the bloc’s regulators, just as they take on new powers to clamp down on Big Tech.
The 2018 sanction against Google for stifling competition

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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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