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EU questions to Air Canada-Transat competitors reflect Covid-19 disruptions

By Natalie McNelis and Nicholas Hirst
  • 21 Apr 2020 11:33
  • 21 Apr 2020 11:33

The likes of Air France, British Airways and Delta are fielding EU questions about Air Canada’s takeover of domestic rival Transat that seek to grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, MLex has learned.

The 50-page questionnaire from the European Commission, seen by MLex, asks competitors to comment from two

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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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