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Margrethe Vestager Margrethe Vestager, European Union Competition Commissioner. AP Photo: Virginia Mayo

U.S. tech giants such as Apple, Google and Facebook will remain under close scrutiny by the EU’s antitrust czar during her second term, according to a senior Brussels lawyer.

Andreas von Bonin, a partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels and head of the firm’s antitrust, competition and trade practice, said Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s head of antitrust who was nominated for a second five-year term this week, would likely keep U.S. tech companies “under very close scrutiny.”

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Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor is Brussels correspondent for Law.com International. He covers EU regulatory affairs and news about law firms in Brussels and other major cities in continental Europe. He can be reached at [email protected] and is on Twitter @simontaylor71

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