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Unilever wins EU court backing in appeal against EUR60 million Italian antitrust fine

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 19 Jan 2023 10:22
  • 19 Jan 2023 10:22
Unilever has won the clear backing of the EU's top court in a dispute over whether Italian antitrust enforcers ought to have addressed its economic defense before imposing a fine of 60 million euros (around $65 million).
The judgment (see here) will have ramifications for antitrust enforcers across Europe, which

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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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