Antitrust Antitrust

EU's car-emissions cartel probe heading for settlement after new charge sheet

By Lewis Crofts and Nicholas Hirst
  • 21 May 2021 08:46
  • 21 May 2021 08:46
An EU collusion probe into BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen appears headed for a voluntary settlement, with the European Commission sending out new charge sheets to wrap it up, MLex has learned.
The process is entering the final stages, meaning the carmakers have more precise knowledge of the fines they face

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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.

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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