Antitrust Antitrust

EU’s tech standards law faces pushback from some center-right lawmakers

By Lewis Crofts and Khushita Vasant
  • 08 Nov 2023 09:24
  • 08 Nov 2023 09:24
A draft law to recast entrenched relations between owners of tech standards and their users is facing strong headwinds from a group of center-right EU lawmakers, seeking to delete provisions that would introduce mechanisms for aggregate royalties and checking the “essentiality” of standards.
By contrast, an influential liberal lawmaker wants

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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.

Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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