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Lufthansa-ITA EU merger approval was no ‘double standard,’ Guersent says

By Natalie McNelis
  • 09 Jul 2024 16:47
  • 09 Jul 2024 16:47
Approval of Deutsche Lufthansa’s takeover of rival Italia Trasporto Aereo is not evidence that the European Commission is applying a more lenient standard to airline consolidation by European players, the top official of the European Commission’s competition department told an audience in Brussels today.* 
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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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