UK merger appeals—closed cases tracker
UK merger appeals—closed cases tracker

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • UK merger appeals—closed cases tracker
  • Appeals to the Competition Appeal Tribunal
  • Appeals to the Court of Appeal
  • Appeals to the Supreme Court

The tables below list completed appeals from UK competition regulators to the Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in relation to the UK merger control rules under the Enterprise Act 2002.

For details of ongoing appeals, see UK competition appeals—ongoing cases tracker.

Appeals to the Competition Appeal Tribunal

Case (case number) Issues Latest development
Tobii AB (publ) v CMA (1332/4/12/19)

Appeal against the CMA’s decision in Tobii AB/Smartbox Assistive Technology Limited and Sensory Software International Limited, seeking the quashing of the decision and a referral back to the CMA

Application

• Ruling made—17/02/2020; CAT issues ruling on consequential matters (including permission to appeal and costs)
• Judgment given—10/01/2020; majority of CMA’s decision upheld
• Hearing held—06/11/2019
• Ruling made—28/10/2019; CAT rejects application from Tobii for specific disclosure
• Ruling made—10/10/2019; admissibility of evidence
• Lodged—13/09/2019

Personnel Hygiene Services Limited v CMA (1326/4/12/19)

Appeal against the CMA’s decision to accept Final Undertakings following the phase 2 merger investigation in Rentokil Initial/Cannon Hygiene

See Application

• Order made—26/06/2019; appeal withdrawn
• Order made—23/05/2019; case management directions
• Lodged—14/05/2019 (application published on 16/05/2019)

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