Facebook-WhatsApp Merger Clears Antitrust Review

Latham advises WhatsApp in EU and US regulatory approvals.

03 October 2014

European Union regulators have approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, a rapidly growing cross-platform mobile messaging company. The unconditional approval by the European Commission clears the way for the closing of the deal, as US regulators approved the acquisition earlier this year.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents WhatsApp in the EU and US antitrust review proceedings with a team led by partners Hanno Kaiser and Joshua Holian in San Francisco and Lars Kjolbye in Brussels.

 
 
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