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Universal Studios nears end of EU probe into movie merchandising

By Lewis Crofts and Michael Acton
  • 17 Jan 2020 09:31
  • 17 Jan 2020 08:13
Universal Studios, which is the subject of an EU antitrust investigation over its licensing practices for official merchandise, could soon face a final decision from the regulator, MLex has learned.

A meeting of national officials next week signals the final phase of a probe related to merchandise for film f

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Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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