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National referrals won’t mean EU merger deals are ‘indefinitely’ under scrutiny, Guersent says

By Natalie McNelis
  • 23 Mar 2021 11:16
  • 23 Mar 2021 11:16
Companies concerned about a new European Commission approach to accept “below-threshold” referrals of mergers from national authorities need not worry that their deals could be always vulnerable, the head of the EU competition department said today.
“It's not about the power to revisit mergers ex post indefinitely,”* said Olivier Guersent

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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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