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EU merger guidelines are adaptable, not ‘fossilized,’ Guersent says

By Natalie McNelis
  • 12 Oct 2023 13:46
  • 12 Oct 2023 13:46
New market realities mean the EU merger regulator must be allowed to depart from guidelines in novel cases, the head of the European Commission’s competition department said today.
At a conference* today, Olivier Guersent was responding to criticisms of the regulator for having departed from its 2008 non-horizontal merger guidelines when

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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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