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Media plurality and the proposed Fox/Sky merger

20/04/2017

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This article was first published on Lexis®PSL, 23 April 2017. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL

IP & IT analysis: Twenty-First Century Fox (21CF) recently announced its intention to take full control of Sky plc (Sky) by acquiring all the shares that it does not already own—raising concerns and calls for intervention on media plurality grounds. Stephen Smith, partner at Bristows, and Francion Brooks, associate at the firm, explain the background to the merger and consider the legal issues surrounding the potential deal.

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