Antitrust Antitrust

EU won't review CDP's holdings in broadband rivals but cites 'possible' concerns

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 11 Nov 2021 11:05
  • 12 Nov 2021 03:16
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti's shareholding in Italy's two broadband providers is not an issue for merger control, the EU's antitrust regulator said today as it approved a new shareholder in one of them, Open Fiber.

The concern raised by critics was that Italian state lender CDP could coordinate the behavior of Open

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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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