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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
EU merger control is unlikely to become less burdensome for companies in complex cases despite their complaints.
EU regulators grappling with the Illumina-Grail deal have to contend with two conflicting interests.
A French bid to create a Netflix rival will face intense scrutiny from the country’s own competition authority.
The EU’s new plan to scrutinize foreign subsidies has higher review thresholds than initially planned.
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.