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Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.
Selected Insights by Natalie
Illumina’s outrage at an attempt by the European Commission to capture a non-notifiable deal is a sign of the kind of backlash that a revision might bring.
The LSE’s planned sale of Borsa Italiana probably won’t in itself be enough to secure EU approval for its purchase of financial data powerhouse Refinitiv.
Google had a “state of play” meeting with EU merger case handlers yesterday to discuss its planned acquisition of fitness tracker company Fitbit.
Companies backed by significant Chinese subsidies could be subject to a new kind of EU investigation that would correct distortions & restrict behavior inside Europe's internal market.
Pity the EU merger officials whose work sets them the near-impossible task of predicting how the world economy will look after Covid-19.