U.S. judiciary endorses EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager's solution-oriented approach to merger reviews while UK CMA keeps its own--but also constructive--profile

U.S. judiciary endorses EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager's solution-oriented approach to merger reviews while UK CMA keeps its own--but also constructive--profile

Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard King is imminent, with the deal expected to close on Tuesday, July 18. There were reports of a potential extension due to a new investigation by the UK Competition & Markets Authority. A commercial agreement has been made between Sony and Microsoft to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation. The US courts have ruled in favor of the acquisition, and European regulators have cleared the deal with consumer-oriented formal remedies. The FTC's case against the merger appears to be failing. The UK CMA is considering a new proposed deal structure involving the divestiture of Microsoft's UK cloud gaming business to British Telecom subsidiary EE.

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