The CMA is considering making an Article 9 request to the European Commission in relation to the acquisition by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd of Telefonica Europe plc (O2 UK). The merger has been notified to the Commission and the CMA is seeking views on the appropriateness of the merger being referred to the CMA for investigation and whether the merger may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any markets in the UK. Click here.