Davis Polk and Freshfields win roles as Comcast challenges Murdoch with £22bn bid for Sky

Pair called up as US cable operator tops a rival bid from 21st Century Fox

Davis Polk & Wardwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have been instructed to advise on US cable operator Comcast’s £22.1bn bid for Sky, which challenges an existing offer from 21st Century Fox.

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox had previously agreed a £18.5bn deal to buy the remaining 61% of Sky it does not already own.

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