UK Minister Objected To BSkyB Antitrust Probe

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- The U.K. minister with authority over News Corp.'s abandoned $13 billion bid for British Sky Broadcasting PLC wanted to avoid a full antitrust review, which he feared would kill the deal, according to evidence provided Tuesday, raising questions about the country's review process for media mergers.

News Corp. executive James Murdoch, the former head of the company's U.K. publishing operations, provided the ongoing judge-led inquiry into media ethics and practices with a series of emails from News Corp.'s head of public affairs for Europe, Frederic Michel,...
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