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Merger control, VBER evaluations shouldn't be delayed, EU document says

By Michael Acton and Nicholas Hirst
  • 15 Apr 2020 10:56
  • 15 Apr 2020 10:56

The planned evaluations of EU rules for mergers and distribution agreements shouldn’t be delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, an internal European Commission planning document says.

The results of the merger evaluation are “highly expected by stakeholders following the discussions generated by the prohibition of the Siemens/Alstom merger last year,” and

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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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