Antitrust Antitrust

EU tech 'gatekeeper' rules may suffer enforcement bottlenecks, national regulators warn

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 23 Jun 2021 11:25
  • 28 Jun 2021 05:11
Google, Apple and other tech giants may enjoy a honeymoon period from draft EU "gatekeeper" laws unless domestic competition enforcers can help get the new rules off the ground, according to the heads of Europe's national agencies.

The initial phase of enforcing the Digital Markets Act "will be very heavy" for

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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.

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