Bloomberg Law
Sept. 8, 2020, 9:13 PM

Comtech Barred From Russian-Regulator Talks Without Gilat (1)

Jef Feeley
Jef Feeley
Bloomberg News

A U.S. judge ordered Comtech Telecommunications Corp. to include representatives of Gilat Satellite Networks in any talks with Russian regulators about Comtech’s $532 million buyout of the Israeli company, which could be scuttled because of fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Delaware Chancery Court Judge Joseph Slights III concluded Tuesday Gilat must be part of any communications with Russian officials because the deadline for the faltering deal is approaching next month. The company learned Comtech had 17 “secret calls” with Russian officials, one of their lawyers told the judge. Comtech and Gilat need Russian regulatory approval because the Israeli company has ...