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Microsoft, Activision can expect FTC injunction request in federal court today

By Flavia Fortes and Michael Acton
  • 12 Jun 2023 15:54
  • 12 Jun 2023 20:33
Microsoft and Activision are looking for ways to close their transaction around the block by the UK antitrust watchdog, but the companies still are unlikely to complete the deal soon because the US Federal Trade Commission is planning to file a preliminary injunction request in federal court today to stop the

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers

Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent

Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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