Sky/Twenty-First Century Fox Case Expected to See Undertakings

The merger of Sky and Twenty-First Century Fox is likely to be referred or at least to see an offer of undertakings, two legal sources told CTFN. On June 20, Karen Bradley confirmed that she had received thefeatured

Luxottica/Essilor Pre-Filing Discussions Focused on Conglomerate Issues

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Questions over whether a merged Luxottica/Essilor could potentially foreclose competitors is extending the pre-notification discussion periodfeatured

Cable Says Election Takes Pressure Off Ofcom for Sky/Fox Review

Vince Cable told CTFN that the election results will relieve the UK’s Office of Communications of “some pressure” from the Tory party with respect to the agency’s review of thefeatured

Phase II Review About to Begin in NXP/Qualcomm Merger

The NXP Semiconductors acquisition by Qualcomm will be tipped into a phase II review by the European Commission on June 9, two antitrust sources close to the case told CTFN.featured

Bayer Acquisition of Monsanto Likely to Extend into 2018, Sources Say

Industry sources believe that the Bayer acquisition of Monsanto will be delayed into 2018.  Bayer has not yet filed with Brussels authorities for its takeover of Monsanto and is takingfeatured

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Two Parties Complaining to EC about NXP/Qualcomm Deal

Qualcomm only has two complainants at the European Commission about its deal with NXP, a source close to the situation told CTFN. “The state of play was earlier this week but despite bothfeatured

Qualcomm Not Expected to Offer EC Phase I Remedies

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – Qualcomm does not intend to offer remedies to the European Commission during Phase I of the EC’s review of Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, a source close tofeatured

Tesco Application for Booker Not Delayed by Purdah, Expected Soon

The Booker/Tesco merger application should be filed soon with the Competition and Markets Authority, and will not be held up by Purdah, a CMA spokesperson told CTFN. “Speculation that no announcements have been madefeatured

Interview with Fox Plaintiff’s Attorney Douglas Wigdor

CTFN’s Rachel Rigby interviewed New York plaintiff’s attorney Douglas Wigdor who is representing numerous alleged victims of racial bias and sexual harassment while employees at Twenty-First Century Fox. Wigdor gave testimony on May 11 before the UK’s Office of Communications, which is considering the matter of Fox’ acquisition of Sky. CTFN: How did Ofcom react to … Read Morefeatured

Sources Say NXP/Qualcomm to Clear KFTC after Secondary Review Period

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – The Korea Fair Trade Commission’s review of the acquisition of NXP Semiconductors by Qualcomm is likely to go into a second phase, but is notfeatured

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