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Covington Wins 'Merger Control Matter of the Year' Award


LONDON, 2 April, 2012 Global Competition Review has selected Microsoft Corp.’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype Global S.à.r.l. as the winner in the “Merger Control Matter of the Year - Europe” category of the GCR Awards 2012. Covington’s Brussels competition team, led by partners Lars Kjølbye and Miranda Cole, advised Microsoft on competition-related aspects of the merger.

Covington’s global antitrust practice and its lawyers are widely recognised for their excellence including rankings in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers USA, Legal 500 EMEA, Legal 500 US and PLC. Covington is ranked among the world’s top 20 antitrust practices by GCR.

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