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PayPal's restrictions on merchants attract German antitrust probe

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 23 Jan 2023 11:01
  • 23 Jan 2023 11:01
PayPal is subject to a formal antitrust probe in Germany over suspicions that its restrictions on merchants may stymie competition from rivals.

The national antitrust regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, said it was concerned that PayPal was using its market power to prevent merchants from directing customers to alternative payment options that underc

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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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