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FCC Commissioners Debate Adjustments to Merger Review Standard

In the first major transaction approval under Ajit Pai’s Chairmanship, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) recently approved, subject to targeted, transaction-specific conditions, license and authorization transfers in connection with CenturyLink’s $34 billion acquisition of Level 3.  The FCC’s recitation of its merger review standard in its order (the “CenturyLink-Level 3 Order”) differed somewhat from the description

Changes in E.U. merger rules could be huge

The European Commission recently published a consultation paper that invites comments on a proposal to allow review of the acquisition of non-controlling minority shareholdings. The proposed reform is the most significant in the last 10 years and could have a huge impact on many corporate transactions. Under the current E.U. Merger Regulation, the commission only