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Comment: Petrol’s dominance at Slovenian pumps could weigh in favor of MOL-OMV tie up

By Natalie McNelis
  • 24 Jun 2022 14:31
  • 24 Jun 2022 14:31
MOL’s effort to combine its Slovenian filling stations with those of its Austrian rival OMV hit a roadblock yesterday with the EU’s opening of a phase II investigation. 
Yet one factor stands out: the dominant national market share of the partially state-owned incumbent operator Petrol Group. 

The commission’s press release

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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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