According to another A report published by MLexMicrosoft executives are exploring ways to shut down Acquisition of Activision Blizzard KingDespite the blockade imposed by the UK. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has currently issued an order preventing Microsoft from acquiring any interest in Activision Blizzard King, including its subsidiaries.
MLex has learned that Microsoft has hired other lawyers to come up with possible solutions to close the Activision deal despite the CMA being banned in the UK. One possibility is leaving the United Kingdom And moving to another European country outside the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority. In this scenario, Activision will continue to sell its games through a distributor.
Another possibility Microsoft is exploring Extension of proposed remedies unilaterally to CMA (and accepted) to the European Commission. However, these treatments are similar to those that were proposed to the CMA but rejected. This approach would require Microsoft to implement voluntary actions to address issues specific to the UK market.
Finally, as far as MLex is concerned, Microsoft is also studying the possibility Proceed directly to the acquisition processlater arguing in court that the CMA’s draft would be “illegal” if challenged by legal action from UK regulators.
a Microsoft spokesperson “Our priority is moving the appeals process forward in the UK, and we remain committed to constructive dialogue and solutions to address regulatory concerns,” he told MLex. When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was asked if the company could close the deal and stop selling products in the UK, the CEO replied, “Let’s just wait for everything to finish.”
So, for now, we’ll have to wait and see how the appeal likely plays out.
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