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Comment: ThyssenKrupp-Tata Steel EU veto decision highlights market-definition struggles

By Natalie McNelis and Nicholas Hirst
  • 25 Jan 2021 07:36
  • 25 Jan 2021 07:36
The ThyssenKrupp-Tata Steel merger block decision highlights that fresh guidance on defining the relevant market — whether it comes from the court or from a revision of the European Commission’s 1997 guidelines — can’t come a moment too soon.
The details in the commission’s near-300 page decision (see here), which

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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.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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