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UK antitrust fine over information request was unlawful, BMW tells appeal court judges

By Simon Zekaria
  • 02 Nov 2023 17:06
  • 02 Nov 2023 17:06
Carmaker BMW told appeal judges today that a fine imposed by the UK’s competition watchdog for not complying with an information request in a vehicle-recycling antitrust probe was unlawful. It argued that the regulator didn’t have the legal power to compel foreign companies to produce documents held outside UK jurisdiction.

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

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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