04 Feb 2016 Cases

Liberty Global/Base Belgium

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Compass Lexecon was hired by a third party to analyze the competitive effects of the proposed transaction between Liberty Global, a cable operator and MVNO in Belgium and BASE, a mobile operator. During Phase I we submitted a report to the European Commission presenting the possible horizontal and conglomerate effects of the transaction. The European Commission opened a Phase II investigation on the basis of concerns over possible horizontal and conglomerate effects, and cleared the transaction conditionally on divestitures by the merging Parties. The Compass Lexecon team was comprised of David Sevy and Antoine Victoria.

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