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Vodafone Could Overcome German Competition Rules to Buy Liberty Global

Vodafone could overcome stringent German competition rules to complete an £80bn-plus takeover of Liberty Global, the cable group that owns Virgin Media, according to senior City legal sources. Claims that Vodafone is preparing a bid for Liberty Global intensified on Monday, as the telecoms sector reacted to last week’s revelation that BT was in talks with the owners of EE and O2. Regulatory hurdles in Germany have been seen as one of the main challenges to a deal.

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