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Comment: Facebook-Kustomer deal shows EU and UK regulators diverge, in telling sign for the future

Facebook’s early UK approval for its Kustomer deal may bolster its defenses as it endures other ongoing merger inquiries — especially the EU probe, given that UK investigators looked at substantially the same issues but identified no real concerns.

Indeed, this appears to be the first example since Brexit of a dyna

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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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