Sainsbury's would challenge CMA in courts if unhappy with Asda rulingStaff Writer | November 9, 2018
Sainsbury's would challenge in the courts any unfavourable ruling by the regulator on its agreed takeover of rival Asda if it believed it was not backed up by published evidence, its boss said on Thursday.
Britain Chief executive Mike Coupe
The CMA said last month it expected to issue provisional findings early next year, ahead of a final report in March.
Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe told reporters he expected the CMA's first report to be published in late January.
Sainsbury's and Asda have both said they believe the CMA will not insist on a level of store disposals that will make the deal, announced in April, unpalatable. ■