Antitrust Antitrust

Interim measures, fines draw different responses from US, EU antitrust enforcers

By Nicholas Hirst and Khushita Vasant
  • 16 Sep 2020 13:25
  • 16 Sep 2020 15:04
The role of interim measures in antitrust cases drew different responses from leading EU and US antitrust enforcers today, with Washington staking out a markedly more skeptical position on the ability of regulators to restore competition.

"If history demonstrates remedies in unilateral conduct cases have been at best irrelevant and at wor

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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.

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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