Antitrust Antitrust

EssilorLuxottica warns French antitrust probe is nearing end

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 22 Apr 2020 13:01
  • 22 Apr 2020 13:29
EssilorLuxottica could yet face a sanction from a French antitrust probe, according to a corporate filing today that warned the investigation has progressed to an advanced stage but downplayed the likelihood of an adverse outcome for the company.

In July 2016, the Luxottica Group increased its provision for “short-term risk” by 36.5 million

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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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