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Comment: Lufthansa may be bluffing in EU review of ITA merger, but is still better off than IAG-Air Europa

By Natalie McNelis
  • 07 Jun 2024 10:50
  • 07 Jun 2024 10:50
Deutsche Lufthansa and Italia Trasporto Aereo may be bluffing by not giving the European Commission what it needs to approve their merger, but they’re hoping political pressure will push the deal through regardless. 
Meanwhile, IAG is doggedly pursuing a remedy package to satisfy the EU watchdog, yet it may not

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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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