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IAG’s commitments to win EU approval for Air Europa takeover out for market testing

By Natalie McNelis and Nicholas Hirst
  • 12 Nov 2021 10:32
  • 12 Nov 2021 10:44
International Consolidated Airlines Group has offered commitments on a variety of domestic, short- and long-haul routes to and from Spain in a bid to win EU approval for its takeover of Spanish airline Air Europa, MLex has learned.
The European Commission is currently surveying the market for reactions to the offer,

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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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