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Comment: Vodafone-Hutchison deal would face tough path to UK approval

By Andrew Boyce and Nicholas Hirst
  • 04 Oct 2022 15:39
  • 04 Oct 2022 15:39
If Vodafone merges with CK Hutchison’s Three UK, it would see the Competition and Markets Authority investigate a four-to-three mobile merger — something it hasn’t looked at in living memory.
This kind of deal is difficult to get approval for anywhere.

The CMA will no doubt come under intense pressure

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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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