OFT considers Article 9 request in relation to Thomas Cook/CGL Group/Midlands Co-operative Society merger

The OFT has invited third parties to comment on a proposed merger between Thomas Cook/CGL Group/Midlands Co-operative Society.

Whilst the Commission was notified of the proposed merger on 9 November, the OFT is considering whether the merger qualifies for a request to the Commission to have the case referred to the UK for consideration by the OFT under the Enterprise Act 2002. If the OFT considers the merger does qualify for a referral request to the Commission, the OFT will then consider if it is appropriate to make that request (which would be made under Article 9 of the EU Merger Regulation).

11 November 2010