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Comment: LSE’s sale of Borsa Italiana is necessary but not sufficient for EU Refinitiv approval

By Natalie McNelis
  • 18 Sep 2020 10:28
  • 18 Sep 2020 10:28

The London Stock Exchange’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, suggesting that it’s waiting to see the European Commission’s formal objections before putting all its cards on the table.

LSE said today that it’s

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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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