On 3 December 2003, the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK upheld an application by IBA Health Ltd for judicial review against the Office of Fair Trading's decision not to refer the anticipated merger between iSoft Plc and Torex Plc to the Competition Commissionfor detailed investigation. This is the first case under the new merger control provisions in the Enterprise Act 2002 to come before the Tribunal for judicial review under Section 120 of that Act.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Date of this Version
Suyong Kim, "UK Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules on OFT’s Duty to Refer Mergers for Investigation" (December 2004). Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Antitrust Series. Working Paper 34.