Google Asks EU To Approve $12.5B Motorola Buy

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 11:55 AM EST) -- Google Inc. officially notified the European Commission of its $12.5 billion deal to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. on Friday, while the company continues to face U.S. regulators' antitrust scrutiny of the transaction.

Though the purchase, announced in mid-August, has been under official review by the U.S. Department of Justice for months, the companies had not filed formal notice of the transaction in the European Union.

The commission has set a tentative deadline of Jan. 10 for its review of the acquisition, which is designed to...
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