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

The following Competition practice 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

UK merger appeals—closed cases tracker

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)IssuesLatest development
Sabre Corporation v CMA (1345/4/12/20)

Appeal against the CMA’s decision in Sabre Holdings Corporation/Farelogix Inc, seeking the quashing of the decision and a referral back to the CMA

See Application

• Judgment given—21/05/2021; appeal dismissed in its entirety
• Hearing held (day 1 of 4)—24/11/2020
• Order made—19/08/2020; application for specific disclosure refused
• Order made—25/06/2020; permission to intervene refused
• Lodged—21/05/2020 (application published on 01/06/2020)

Lexon (UK) Limited v CMA (1344/1/12/20)

Appeal against the CMA's decision in Nortriptyline anti-depressant tablets (50507.2). Lexon seeks the setting aside of the decision in so far as it concerns itself, or the setting aside/reduction of the fine, on the grounds that the CMA made a number of legal and factual errors during its investigation

The appeal also covers the CMA director disqualification order application.

See Application

• Judgment given—25/02/2021; appeal dismissed in its entirety
• Hearing held (day 1 of 5)—16/11/2020
• Order made—17/09/2020; CAT accepts the transfer of CMA director disqualification order application from High Court
• Order made—28/05/2020; CMA granted extension

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