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Mastercard's UK mass-claim fight may have global impact on US companies, warns DOJ official

By Simon Zekaria
  • 06 May 2020 11:50
  • 07 May 2020 04:39
The fate of Mastercard's bid to persuade the UK's top judges to kill off the prospect of a mass lawsuit over its card fees may have “important effects” on US companies' ability to compete globally, a senior antitrust official from the US Department of Justice has warned. 

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Simon Zekaria

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Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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