Bedell Cristin advises Comcast on £22bn offer to acquire Sky

19 Jun 2018

Lawyers from Bedell Cristin have advised Comcast Corporation on the Jersey regulatory aspects of its bid for Sky plc, including a successful application for merger approval from the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority.

Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Sky plc is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 23 million customers across seven countries.

The acquisition would enhance the entertainment, distribution, and technology leadership of Comcast and expand its international footprint to more effectively compete in the rapidly changing and intensely competitive entertainment and communications landscape.

The Bedell Cristin team worked alongside Freshfields, Comcast’s onshore counsel, and was led by Guy Westmacott, Managing Associate, overseen by Martin Paul, Partner, and supported by Natasha Bairstow, Associate.

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