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Netherlands: Vivendi asks court to halt Mediaset’s EU merger

 |  January 14, 2020

Vivendi has made a new move in its on-going battle to prevent the merger of Mediaset’s European holdings into a single entity.

The French media concern has begun legal proceedings to force an injunction against the merger of Mediaset S and Mediaset España Comunicación SA with and into Mediaset Investment NV.

The hearing will be held on February 10, 2020, before the District Court of Amsterdam.

Mediaset, backed by Silvio Berlusconi, wants to establish the Dutch-based vehicle MediaForEurope, which would bring together all its European interests.

However, Vivendi is firmly against the move, fearing it would tighten the grip of the Berlusconi family on the company.

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