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Booking-Etraveli deal likely to face in-depth EU review as rivals voice concerns

By Natalie McNelis and Nicholas Hirst
  • 10 Nov 2022 15:50
  • 10 Nov 2022 16:01
Booking Holdings’ bid to buy online flight site Etraveli looks destined to face an in-depth investigation in the EU, with rivals alerting the regulator to their concerns about the implications of the deal, MLex has learned.

The company was hoping for a repeat of its UK success, where it managed t

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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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