UK Regulators Want To Examine T-Mobile, Orange Deal

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 5:36 PM EST) -- The U.K.'s competition and consumer watchdog has asked to review a proposed joint venture between the British units of Deutsche Telekom AG and France Telecom SA, saying that the proposed deal “threatens significantly” competition in the country's cell phone market.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Office of Fair Trading said that it had asked the European Commission's permission to review the British aspects of the T-Mobile UK and Orange UK joint venture. Depending on the outcome of the review, the case could be referred to...
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