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McDonald's subject to Italian competition probe over franchisee complaints

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 17 Aug 2021 04:09
  • 17 Aug 2021 04:09
McDonald's is being probed by Italy's competition authority over suspicions that the fast-food giant's Italian franchising business may have abused its economic power to exploit its franchisees.
In a document published yesterday evening, the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato said it had received three submissions from disgruntled partners.


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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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