*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 28 May 2020, the Court of First Instance of the European Union handed down a very important ruling in Case T-399/16 (CK Telecoms UK Investments Ltd v Commission of the European Communities) By annulling the Commission's decision of 11 May 2016 The European Court of First Instance has dismissed the Commission's objections to the transition from four to three mobile telephone operators in the United Kingdom by declaring the acquisition of Telefónica UK by Hutchison 3G UK incompatible with the internal market, thereby putting an end to the Commission's attempts to dispense with the conditions laid down in Regulation No 139/2004 for assessing the
ALERTS: MERGERS - EUROPEAN UNION - UNITED KINGDOM – ANNULMENT - TELECOMMUNICATIONS - OLIGOPOLY - NON-COORDINATED EFFECTS
Non-coordinated effects: The EU General Court annuls the Commission’s decision prohibiting a takeover in the UK mobile telephony market by proposing a robust test for assessing the non-coordinated (or unilateral) effects of a proposed merger in an oligopolistic market (Telefónica UK / Hutchison 3G UK)
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