CTS Eventim (“Eventim”) is seeking to review the CC’s decision that the merger between Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation would not result in a substantial lessening of competition in any market in the UK.

It is being claimed that the CC denied Eventim its right to a fair hearing, depriving Eventim of a reasonable opportunity to respond to the main reasons for the Commission’s reversal of its view, that the CC erred in its assessments of the relevant counterfactual and of the effect of the merger on the market, and erred in its application of the substantial lessening of competition test.

A case management conference will take place on 10 February 2010 and a hearing date has been scheduled for 17 March 2010.

21 January 2010