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Comment: IAG-Air Europa's EU approval may turn on potential to upgrade Madrid 'hub'

By Natalie McNelis
  • 27 May 2021 10:48
  • 27 May 2021 10:48
IAG's bid to take over its Spanish rival Air Europa will be a hard sell for EU antitrust watchdogs, because allowing the top Spanish players to come under the same roof raises red flags about competition both on the domestic market and for flights to Latin America.

To bolster their case,

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Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent


Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, 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.

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