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Mergers without 'obvious' remedies increasingly likely to be blocked, France's Coeuré says

By Natalie McNelis
  • 24 Jan 2023 11:08
  • 24 Jan 2023 13:21
Merger enforcers are increasingly inclined to prohibit mergers where competition concerns have no clear fixes, the president of the French competition authority has said.

“The tone of the conversation that you hear in the enforcers' meetings [is] that it's likely that more and more mergers will just be prohibited because there

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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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