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Lufthansa to defend ITA deal at high-profile EU hearing

By Natalie McNelis and Nicholas Hirst
  • 11 Apr 2024 11:45
  • 11 Apr 2024 11:45
Lufthansa will defend its plan to buy Italia Trasporto Aereo at a closed-door hearing in Brussels currently planned for Friday next week, MLex has learned. 
The hearing officer Dorothe Dalheimer has not yet definitively confirmed the date, but it is likely to hold, MLex understands, given the parties' impending remedies

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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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