MANCHESTER: The board of UK soccer club Manchester United has hired GJW to lobby regulators for approval of its controversial takeover deal with Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB. The proposed deal is currently under investigation by the British Government's Monopolies and Mergers Commission, which is due to publish a report in March. GJW's work begins immediately and will last until Peter Mandelson, UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, decides whether or not the bid should go through. His decision is expected at the end of April.
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