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Meta defeats German regulator over need to notify Facebook-Kustomer merger

Meta scored a victory yesterday with a German court ruling that the national competition authority wrongly forced it to notify its proposed takeover of software specialist Kustomer, MLex has learned.

The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf said that Kustomer’s German business wasn’t substantial enough to require notification. While the court considered

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Lewis Crofts

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Natalie McNelis

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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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