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VW loses UK bid for expedited EU court referral application over shipping-cartel claim

By Simon Zekaria
  • 09 Dec 2020 08:05
  • 07 Jan 2021 08:56
Volkswagen Group companies today lost their bid to speed up an application to have their UK antitrust damages claim against MOL and other cartelized car shippers referred to the EU courts.

VW had argued that time was running out before the end of the Brexit transition period on Dec. 31 for the

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Simon Zekaria

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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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