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Big tech mergers can expect tougher Italian scrutiny, says antitrust chief Pezzoli

By Natalie McNelis and Tono Gil
  • 22 Sep 2022 10:02
  • 22 Sep 2022 10:02
Big tech dealmakers can add Italy to the list of hard-nosed competition authorities that want to control their ambitions, according to the head of the Italian regulator.
“After ten years of under-enforcement, we have to do something, especially as far as merger control is concerned,” Andrea Pezzoli said at a conference*

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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.

Tono Gil

Regulatory Reporter

Tono is a competition reporter for MLex in Brussels. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a trainee in the European Parliament and as a correspondent in Valencia and Buenos Aires for the Spanish news agency EFE. Tono holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in Transmedia Journalism.

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