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Baker Botts Acts for Liberty Media to Secure Receipt of Antitrust Approvals for Formula One Acquisition


BRUSSELS, 21 December 2016 - Baker Botts, L.L.P., announced today that it has acted for its client, Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty Media”) (Nasdaq: LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, BATRA, BATRK, LMCA, LMCK) to secure all required merger clearances from competition authorities in the EU and elsewhere for its pending acquisition of Formula One, the iconic global motorsports business.

The antitrust and competition matters were led by the Brussels’ Antitrust team representing Liberty Media, including Catriona Hatton (Partner-in-Charge), Paul Lugard (Partner) and David Cardwell (Senior Associate). In the U.S., Steve Weissman (Partner) and Paul Cuomo (Partner) acted on the matter.

Baker Botts’ Brussels office focuses on EU and international competition, trade matters and litigation before the EU Courts, with a reputation for being involved in cutting-edge, high stakes cases. The multilingual team of lawyers is qualified in a number of EU jurisdictions with experience in handling matters also at a national level before the authorities and courts in the UK, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Ireland and Romania. The team is integrated into the Baker Botts global Antitrust, Trade and Litigation practices providing clients with a seamless service for their global matters.

For more information, please see Liberty Media's news release.


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