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EU court risks ‘graveyard’ status in competition cases, judge says

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 12 Jan 2024 11:40
  • 12 Jan 2024 13:44
The pace of EU courts when reviewing competition cases risks making them the “graveyard” of mergers, according to a judge from the bloc’s lower court. 
“If a judicial review of a merger takes three years, we become the graveyard of merger cases,” Ulf Öberg told a conference in the US

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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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