Activision Blizzard permitted to join Microsoft’s appeal against UK regulator

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has granted Activision Blizzard permission to intervene in Microsoft’s appeal to overturn the decision blocking its proposed acquisition of the Call of Duty publisher.

According to the Tribunal’s order, Activision Blizzard will be given the opportunity to make additional arguments as to why the deal should be allowed to go through, following the Competition and Markets Authority’s announcement it would not approve the acquisition.

A second case management conference will be held today to discuss the latest developments in the appeal, as well as enable the CMA to make further representations given the added involvement of Activision Blizzard.

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