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Comment: Amazon-MGM’s painless EU approval augurs well for Microsoft-Activision

By Natalie McNelis
  • 16 Mar 2022 14:59
  • 16 Mar 2022 14:59
Microsoft may take heart from the straightforward EU clearance of Amazon’s acquisition of Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, announced yesterday evening (see here).

In today’s climate of heightened scrutiny of transactions led by the big tech companies, not least Microsoft’s planned purchase of Activision Blizzard, one might have expected Amazon to have

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Natalie McNelis

Senior Correspondent

Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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