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EC rejects Dutch request for say on UPC-Ziggo merger

Wednesday 25 June 2014 | 16:23 CET | News
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The European Commission has rejected a request from the Dutch competition regulator ACM to have the final say in Liberty Global's proposed takeover of Ziggo. The EC said it concluded that the national regulator was not better suited to decide on the acquisition. The EC has the authority to decide on takeovers of this size, as well as more experience in assessing concentrations in the media and telecom sector. It said there was a need for a coherent application of merger law in such cases. Furthermore, Liberty Global is a multinational operating in 12 countries in the EEA and the takeover

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Companies: ACM / UPC / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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