Renee Cordes

Renee Cordes is The Deal’s correspondent in Brussels, covering competition and other areas of EU regulation as well as corporate news. Her company beats range from banks to beer, as well as food and fashion retail for The Deal and The Street. She also does regular studio interviews and video reports posted on both sites. A Chicago native, Cordes has worked as a business journalist in Europe for more than 15 years at media organizations such as the European Voice in Brussels, Bloomberg News in Frankfurt, and startup business publications in post-Communist Hungary and Poland. She is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Recent Articles By The Author

Google EU Antitrust Headache Worsens as Brussels Widens Probe

Google EU Antitrust Headache Worsens as Brussels Widens Probe

The European Commission accuses the search-engine giant of keeping third-party websites from displaying rivals' search ads.

Ahold, Delhaize to Sell 86 U.S. Grocery Stores as They Near Merger Finish Line

Ahold, Delhaize to Sell 86 U.S. Grocery Stores as They Near Merger Finish Line

The companies say they're on track to complete their merger by the end of July, more than a year after agreeing to join forces.

Walmart Strikes Advertising Pact With French Agency Publicis

Walmart Strikes Advertising Pact With French Agency Publicis

The French owner of Saatchi & Saatchi and Leo Burnett will handle the retailer's U.S. advertising and in-store creative.

Does Elliott Intervention Mean Higher SABMiller Takeover Tab?

Does Elliott Intervention Mean Higher SABMiller Takeover Tab?

The activist investor, which has a history of M&A intervention in Europe, builds a stake in the AB InBev target.

Tommy Hilfiger Gains Ammo in Czech Fight Against Counterfeiters

Tommy Hilfiger Gains Ammo in Czech Fight Against Counterfeiters

The E.U.'s highest court says the clothing maker can force a market-hall tenant to stop renting sales areas to purveyors of fake goods.

McDonald's Wins E.U. Trademark Dispute

McDonald's Wins E.U. Trademark Dispute

Judges side with the American fast-food giant against an unwanted copycat from Singapore.

EU Antitrust Referees Call Penalty on Spanish Soccer Clubs

EU Antitrust Referees Call Penalty on Spanish Soccer Clubs

Brussels regulators order Real Madrid, Barcelona and five other clubs to repay state aid they deem illegal under EU rules.

LSE Shareholders Overwhelmingly Back Tie-up with Deutsche Boerse

LSE Shareholders Overwhelmingly Back Tie-up with Deutsche Boerse

But German political opposition to the deal remains strong, some going so far as to declare it 'dead.'

Artists Singing Angry Tune Over YouTube Uploads

Artists Singing Angry Tune Over YouTube Uploads

More than 1,000 performers and songwriters petition European President Juncker to fix the 'value gap.'

AB InBev Gets South African Nod for SABMiller Buy as Europe Opens Probe

AB InBev Gets South African Nod for SABMiller Buy as Europe Opens Probe

The Budweiser maker faces a European Commission investigation into its domestic activities.