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Digital ‘ecosystems’ continue to attract special EU merger scrutiny

By Natalie McNelis
  • 25 May 2023 17:24
  • 25 May 2023 17:24
Mergers that might strengthen a tech giant’s “ecosystem” remain high on the EU regulator’s watchlist, according to comments in the European Commission’s latest merger policy brief.
“Those concerns are gaining increasing relevance in the commission’s decisional practice, for example, where enlarging the ecosystem by an acquisition may lead to the

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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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