Antitrust Antitrust

EU plan to intervene in 'tipping' tech markets carries 'real risks,' UK CMA says

By Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 14 Sep 2020 10:47
  • 15 Sep 2020 03:22
EU plans to hand antitrust enforcers new powers to intervene in digital markets before they “tip” into the hands of a dominant player carry “real risks,” the UK’s agency has warned.
“Even if one could accurately identify when tipping may occur and could identify and act swiftly enough to implement

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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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