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EU gatekeeper regulation raises questions of ‘proportionality,’ member of top court says

By Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 10 Mar 2021 04:41
  • 10 Mar 2021 04:41
Google, Apple and other gatekeeper platforms might face a “disproportionate” burden if they can’t justify that certain conduct banned by draft digital rules is actually good for the market, according to a member of the EU’s top court.
Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzella said that the draft rules may sit uneasily

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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.

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.

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