The EU Court of Justice annuls the Commission’s decision to prohibit a merger between two UK based holiday tour operators (Airtours / First Choice)

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* On 6 June 2002 the European Court of First Instance (CFI) annulled the Commission’s decision to prohibit a merger between Airtours and First Choice, two UK based holiday tour operators. Though the Commission had previously lost cases in antitrust matters, this was the first time in the 12 years of EU merger regulation that the CFI had overruled a

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  • DG Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • DG GROW (Brussels)

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Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade, The EU Court of Justice annuls the Commission’s decision to prohibit a merger between two UK based holiday tour operators (Airtours / First Choice), 6 June 2002, e-Competitions June 2002, Art. N° 38925

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