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EU's Booking merger veto a necessary 'new practice' for ecosystem deals, senior official says

By Natalie McNelis
  • 11 Oct 2023 17:14
  • 11 Oct 2023 17:18
The EU block on Booking’s Etraveli acquisition sees the regulator departing from its merger review guidelines and basing its decision “directly on the merger regulation,” senior competition official Marc Zedler has said.
The European Commission's decision to prohibit the accommodation platform’s bid to buy a company in the neighboring market

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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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