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Expect innovation to feature ‘more and more’ in EU vertical merger reviews, Régibeau says

Dealmakers and their advisers should expect competition authorities in the EU to rely “more and more” on the “innovation theory of harm” in vertical merger cases, the European Commission’s top economist Pierre Régibeau said today. 
Speaking at a conference*, Régibeau recalled that innovation has long been a preoccupation of regulators

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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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