Appeal against HBOS/Lloyds TSB merger clearance

Notice of appeal (38 pages, 3.7M scanned PDF) to the Competition Appeal Tribunal by a specially-constituted Merger Action Group against Lord Mandelson's decision to clear the proposed HBOS / Lloyds TSB merger.

The grounds of appeal are expressed as:

Update. An accelerated timetable has been set, with a CAT case management conference scheduled for Wednesday 3 December 2008, 2 pm. See

Comment. The criticisms of the ministerial decision are well made in the notice of appeal, and the group has a good website. But newspaper reports on the action so far seem rather poorly informed. Franck.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

Filed under CAT, DTI/BERR, Merger control.

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