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War in Ukraine prompts European antitrust enforcers to give assurances on cooperation

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 21 Mar 2022 06:39
  • 21 Mar 2022 06:39
Companies temporarily cooperating to mitigate the economic fallout of sanctions against Russia or to secure supply of scarce products due to the war in Ukraine need not fear fines, European competition authorities have said.

The European Competition Network said today that "this extraordinary situation may trigger the need for companies

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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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