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Comment: Novelis tussle with EU breaks new ground — to end up in the same place

By Natalie McNelis, Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 22 Feb 2021 11:20
  • 22 Feb 2021 11:20

Novelis's difficulties in getting its acquisition of aluminum company Aleris over the line saw the European Commission use a rare trapdoor in EU law to ensure the sanctity of its merger decisions. 

With a bit more patience, these legal acrobatics could have been avoided. But in this acrimonious case, where the

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