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Merging companies might hold off on M&A notifications under EU guidance

By Matthew Newman, Lewis Crofts and Nicholas Hirst
  • 13 Mar 2020 09:39
  • 17 Mar 2020 01:50
Companies considering M&A deals might be invited by the EU's merger regulator to delay the bloc's review of their deals in light of the major disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, MLex has learned.

The European Commission is planning to make a request for companies to delay their merger notifications, MLex understands.

Major deals that

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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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