The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal dismisses a social media company’s appeal against an order of the Competition Authority preventing a merger (Facebook / Giphy)

On 13 November 2020, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) dismissed Facebook’s appeal against an order by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) preventing Facebook from integrating with Giphy, a company it had acquired while the CMA conducted its investigation into the transaction. In June 2020, the CMA launched an investigation into Facebook’s completed

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