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Sony, Quanta and Toshiba-Samsung JV's defense rights breached in EU ODD investigation, legal opinion says (correct*)

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 03 Jun 2021 05:58
  • 03 Jun 2021 07:55

The defense rights of Sony, Quanta and a Toshiba-Samsung joint venture were breached during an EU investigation into a cartel on the market for optical disk drives, according to a legal opinion prepared for the bloc's top court.
However, Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzella said the error didn't undermine the central

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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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