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Hausfeld & Co Represents Avaaz in Legal Challenge of Ofcom’s Greenlight for Murdochs’ Fox/Sky Merger

Related Lawyers: Anthony Maton, Ingrid Gubbay, Wessen Jazrawi, Olivier Salas
Related Practice Areas: Human Rights and Environmental Disputes

Hausfeld & Co LLP filed papers on behalf of its client, global citizens movement Avaaz, seeking a judicial review of Ofcom’s decision to clear the Murdochs’ proposed $12 billion Sky takeover.

In June 2017 Ofcom found that if Sky was fully owned by Fox, it would still be ‘fit and proper’ to hold a UK broadcasting license. 

Avaaz is seeking to have Ofcom’s decision quashed and a new investigation opened. The Murdochs’ bid for Sky TV already faces a wide-ranging 6-month investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

The team is led by Partner Anthony Maton, Counsel Ingrid Gubbay, Senior Associate Wessen Jazrawi and Associate Olivier Salas.

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