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China Three Gorges Presses Ahead with EDP Regulatory Approval

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Pre-notification discussions between China Three Gorges and the European Commission with regards to CTG’s acquisition of Energias de Portugal are “quite standard” and take a lot of time generally, afeatured

Disney to get EC Approval Nov. 6 for Fox Acquisition

Disney will get phase one European Commission approval November 6 for clearance to buy Twenty-First Century Fox, a source close to the deal told CTFN.featured

Phase One Clearance Remains Uncertain for Fox/Disney

On October 12, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney offered commitments to the European Commission to address competition concerns raised during pre-notification discussions,featured

EC State of Play for Fox/Disney Expected

The state of play meeting between the European Commission and Disney for the U.S. company’s acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox is expected in the coming days, competition sources told CTFN.featured

Fox/Disney Pre-Filing Discussions with EC Continue

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Disney is in long, complex pre-notification discussions with the European Commission about its acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, sources told CTFN. A source close to the deal confirmed thatfeatured

Thales Advises Staff of Regulatory Delays for Gemalto Merger

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – French security and defense giant Thales has told employees that it is facing delays in obtaining the required regulatory clearances for its planned acquisition of Dutch rival Gemalto in an internal note, CTFN has learned.featured

Vertical Issues and IP Will be Focus for EC in Gemalto/Thales Case

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Thales is a large client for the encryption key management tools provided by Gemalto, and therefore the merger of the twofeatured

Competing Bids for Linde/Praxair Divestitures in Europe

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Taiyo Nippon Sanso and Messer are most likely in pole position for the disposals that Linde and Praxair will need to makefeatured

No Remedies Expected in A. Schulman/LyondellBasell Deal

LyondellBasell’s takeover of A. Schulman will not require a Phase I extension or any remedies from the European Commission’s reviewfeatured

Tele2 to Submit EC Filing for Com Hem in August

Tele2 and Com Hem will submit notification of their planned $3.3 billion merger to the European Commission in August, after Kinnevik’s extraordinary shareholders meeting which isfeatured


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