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Hutchison ruling risks making merger control too exacting, former EU competition economist says

By Natalie McNelis and Nicholas Hirst
  • 04 Jun 2020 12:49
  • 04 Jun 2020 13:16
CK Hutchison’s shock court win against an EU merger veto last week risks making it too difficult for competition regulators to intervene, according to a former senior European Commission official who helped reach the decision in 2016. 

“I believe [the EU General Court’s] analysis is not well documented, and I believe they set

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