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EU courts seek to lighten hearing load to get through Covid-19 crisis

By Lewis Crofts and Matthew Newman
  • 15 Apr 2020 09:01
  • 15 Apr 2020 09:01

Companies challenging European Commission decisions are getting offers to drop hearings before judges at the EU courts so proceedings can advance more quickly during the Covid-19 pandemic, MLex has learned.

The court is understood to be approaching some parties to litigation, asking whether they would prefer to advance the case

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Lewis Crofts

Editor-In-Chief


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.

Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent


Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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