On 11th December 2013 the General Court dismissed Cisco Systems’ appeal against a Commission decision of October 2011 to clear the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft (case T-79/12). The judgement confirms the Commission’s assessment of new markets and technologies under the EU Merger Regulation. The Court concluded that the Commission’s decision to clear the transaction did not put the development of innovative products and services at risk and therefore the Commission was correct that the merger would not significantly impede –Read More–