The first case management conference took place on 30 May 2023.
A further case management conference took place on 12 June 2023, at which the Tribunal made two rulings. The Tribunal issued a Ruling on 29 June 2023 refusing an application by the CMA for an adjournment of the main hearing. The main hearing has been listed to commence on 28 July 2023, with a time estimate of six days.
A CMC took place on 17 July 2023 to consider the application made jointly by the parties to adjourn these proceedings pending further discussions between the CMA and Microsoft. At the CMC the President gave a ruling granting that adjournment application on a conditional basis.
By an Order of the President dated 21 July 2023, the application made jointly by the CMA and by Microsoft – and with the support of Activision to adjourn the hearing of Microsoft’s judicial review application was granted.
By an Order of the President dated 9 August 2023, the proceedings were stayed and the substantive hearing was re-listed to take place on 23 to 27 October 2023. By an Order of the President dated 25 September 2023, the proceedings were stayed and the substantive hearing was adjourned.
On 20 November 2023 the President made an Order granting Microsoft permission to withdraw its application for review.