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Comment: In Aon-Willis merger challenge by DOJ, judge not viewed as pro-government, pro-business

By Khushita Vasant and Curtis Eichelberger
  • 23 Jun 2021 16:21
  • 07 Jul 2021 10:35
US District Judge Reggie B. Walton, who will preside over the government's challenge to Aon's proposed $30 billion acquisition of Willis Towers Watson, hasn't proven himself to be particularly inclined toward either business or government, making it difficult to predict how he might lean.

Aon and Willis — two of the world’s three

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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