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Microsoft-Activision private deal challenge to go ahead despite ‘bombshell’ UK block, US judge says

By Michael Acton
  • 27 Apr 2023 23:02
  • 27 Apr 2023 23:02
Microsoft today reiterated to a US federal judge that the company intends to fight a UK Competition and Markets Authority decision blocking its acquisition of Activision, and the California federal judge overseeing private plaintiffs' challenge to the deal said a May 12 hearing on their request for a preliminary injunction will

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Michael Acton

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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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