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Covid-19 mergers won't get special treatment in Austria, watchdog says

By Natalie McNelis
  • 16 Jul 2020 04:09
  • 16 Jul 2020 04:07

Companies swooping in to snap up companies crippled by Covid-19 won’t get an easy ride in Austria, according to a document released by the Austrian competition authority today.

“It would not be appropriate to relax merger control” for deals spurred on by the crisis, according to the non-binding paper, which is

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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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