In December 2014 Altice, a Netherlands-based telecoms group with activities in France, Portugal, Israel, Dominican Republic and the USA agreed to acquire PT Portugal, the Portuguese telecoms operator. Altice notified the transaction to the European Commission in February 2015 and in April, 2015, the Commission cleared the transaction on the condition that Altice would divest its existing Portuguese subsidiaries Cabovisão and ONI, which it did in September 2015. On May 18, 2017, however, the European Commission issued a Statement of Objections setting out its concerns that Altice had breached both the notification requirement and the...