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Spark seeks court stay of Vodafone-Sky merger clearance

Monday 20 February 2017 | 10:03 CET | News
New Zealand operator Spark announced it's seeking a court order staying the planned merger of Vodafone and Sky New Zealand. The lawsuit follows an expected ruling by the New Zealand Commerce Commission on the merger 23 February. Spark is asking the High Court to order that, in the event the Commission gives clearance, this does not take effect until 36 hours following release of detailed reasons underlying the Commission's decision. The operator is seeking an urgent hearing on its application, prior to the Commission's decision.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Sky / Spark / Vodafone New Zealand
Countries: New Zealand
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