Bird & Bird (Brussels)

Scott McInnes

Bird & Bird (Brussels)

Mr. Scott McInnes is a Partner in the Bird & Bird Brussels office. Before, he was senior regulatory counsel within MasterCard’s legal department, and covers a variety of regulatory matters. His main areas of focus are EU and national competition law, payment systems, Interchange Fee Regulation, Payment Services Directive (PSD), E-money Directive (EMD), litigation, Oversight, etc. Before joining MasterCard, he was an associate at Jones Day for more than seven years, dealing with a wide variety of competition law / EU law matters. He is a member of the Belgian Company Lawyers Institute (Institut des Juristes d’Entreprises).

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Joost van Roosmalen, Pauline Kuipers, Shane Barber, Scott McInnes The Dutch Competition Authority closes a regulatory investigation into a payment apps’ access from a Big Tech company (Apple)


The Dutch competition authority (ACM) has decided to close its investigation into payment apps’ access to Apple’s Near-Field Communication (NFC) antenna. The ACM concludes that the EU Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR) does not provide a legal basis for its investigation. As Bird & Bird (...)

Annette Printz Nielsen, Hans Svensson, Kim Kit Ow, Slawomir Szepietowski, Stefano Febbi, Konrad Siegler, Michael Jünemann, Kristiina Lehvilä, Ivan Sagál, Michelle Chan, Shane Barber, Joost van Roosmalen, Trystan Tether, Pauline Kuipers, Scott McInnes, Cathie-Rosalie Joly, Adrian Calvo Pelayo The Dutch Competition Authority publishes its report on the role of big techs in the payment market


Dutch regulator calls for tighter regulation of Big Techs in payment market study On 1 December 2020, the Dutch competition authority (ACM) published its long-awaited report on the role of major technology firms (Big Techs) in the payment market. The publication of the report was expected in (...)

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