Competition investigations: proposed acquisitions by Shell and Poundland

As one of the energy industry’s biggest ever deals, Royal Dutch Shell's proposed acquisition of BG Group will likely face prolonged scrutiny from regulators around the world. Stevens & Bolton's head of competition, Gustaf Duhs, is quoted in today's Financial Times about the likely investigation by the European Commission - please click here to read the article in full.

Gustaf also featured on BBC's Radio 5 Live yesterday, when he was interviewed about the announcement of discount store Poundland's proposed purchase of rival 99p Stores facing an in-depth investigation by competition authorities. To listen to the interview, please click here (please note the interview appears 40 mins into the programme).

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