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This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Ian Forrester, Stefan Mahoney, May 18, 2009 This note records a short, urgent, highly-publicised attempt by a group…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Ian Forrester, Stefan Mahoney, May 18, 2009

This note records a short, urgent, highly-publicised attempt by a group of concerned citizens, the Merger Action Group (“MAG”), to challenge a rare governmental decision not to expose a government-favoured merger to the scrutiny of the otherwise applicable competition rules. The initiative was unsuccessful in appealing to the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal, which found, hea

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