THE EUROPEAN Commission will this month decide whether to start launching inquiries into the piecemeal dismantling of the falling Andersen empire. Competition spokeswoman Amelia Torres told Accountancy Age that Brussels had now been officially informed of the proposed acquisition by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu of Andersen UK and had until July 1 to say whether the deal should be cleared or "whether we need to take a closer look at it."

None of the other many worldwide deals involving Andersen has yet been officially notified to Brussels ...

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