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EU court proclaims Portugal Telecom golden share to be illegal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, Portugal
  • July 9 2010

One week after the Portuguese government exercised its "golden share" rights to block Telefonica's US$9 billion bid for Portugal Telecom's (PT's) indirect stake in Brazilian wireless carrier Vivo, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled Portugal's golden share to be illegal


European Commission approves Orange-T-Mobile venture
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 5 2010

T-Mobile and Orange received European Commission (EC) clearance for their British wireless joint venture on Monday after the partners agreed to concessions intended to resolve concerns over their joint control of GSM spectrum and the ability of smaller competitors to access the companies' combined network


Wireless patent deals cleared by Justice Department, EU
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 17 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department and the European Union cleared key wireless patent deals that involve Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Research-In-Motion, while warning the parties that the government will not hesitate to act against abusive technology patent lawsuits that aim to thwart competition


Portugal telecom turns down improved Sonae offer
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, Portugal
  • February 23 2007

Citing strong yearly earnings and better than estimated synergies in the company’s wireless telephony business, Portugal Telecom (PT) on Tuesday rejected as inadequate an improved offer of 10.50 (U.S. $13.50) per share submitted by the telecommunications subsidiary of the Portuguese conglomerate Sonae


EC Conditionally Approves Liberty Global Purchase of Belgian Wireless Carrier
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union
  • February 12 2016

Plans by Telenet Group, a subsidiary of international cable television conglomerate Liberty Global (Liberty), to acquire Belgian mobile network


EC Announces Conditional Approval of Vodafone-Liberty Joint Venture
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union
  • August 5 2016

On Wednesday, Vodafone and Liberty Global won European Commission (EC) consent to proceed with their proposed 50- 50 joint venture, which will merge


Hutchison, VimpelCom Win EC Consent to Merge Italian Wireless Assets
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • September 2 2016

One year after announcing plans to combine their respective Italian wireless subsidiaries, Hutchison of Hong Kong and Dutch carrier VimpelCom


SoftBank to Acquire U.K. Chip Designer ARM Holdings for $32 Billion
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 22 2016

Softbank Corp. of Japanthe majority owner of U.S. wireless carrier Sprintsurprised industry observers this week with a US$32 billion agreement to


Iliad to Acquire Italian Mobile Spectrum Assets of Hutchison and VimpelCom
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, Italy
  • July 8 2016

Upstart French wireless carrier Iliad set its sights on Italy this week with an agreement to acquire spectrum and other assets held by subsidiaries


Liberty Global, Vodafone Announce Dutch Joint Venture
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • February 19 2016

On Tuesday, Liberty Global and British wireless giant Vodafone shored up their competitive position in the Netherlands with an agreement to merge