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Denied boarding: European court reinforces the rights of air passengers

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • October 11 2012

On 4 October, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down two important judgments in relation to the compensation air carriers are liable for when air travellers are denied boarding

EU’s highest court rejects Schenker’s application for intervention in air-cargo cartel appeals

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • July 10 2012

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Schenker AG v Commission C-60211 P confirmed on 20 June 2012 a judgment by the General Court rejecting an application by Schenker (a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn) for intervention in the raft of appeals brought by airlines against cartel fines imposed on them by the EU Commission

Potential challenge to the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme by international airlines

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Global
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  • April 5 2012

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations specialised agency under UN Protocol No. 45, is an intergovernmental organisation, chartered by the Chicago Convention in 1944, which governs civil international aviation

Non-EU countries oppose inclusion of emissions from airlines in EU ETS

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Global
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  • March 8 2012

Following the preliminary court ruling that all aviation emissions would be regulated under the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), several non-EU countries have held talks to agree measures to oppose the inclusion of their airlines in the EU ETS

EU ETS to cap aviation greenhouse gas emissions

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • January 17 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled preliminarily that international aviation emissions can be regulated under the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which became effective on January 1, 2012

Jumping the train: the General Court sets a high bar for private damages claimants to join cartel decision appeals

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • December 2 2011

The General Court of the European Union (GC) has rejected a request by Schenkerthe transportation and logistics arm of the Deutsche Bahn Groupto intervene in a series of appeals by airlines against a European Commission decision in the air cargo cartel case (cases T-2811, T-3811, T-4011, T-4611, T-6211, and T-6311

Be aware of the EU watch dog: Commission blocks merger between Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • April 29 2011

Against a background of the ongoing Greek economic crisis and the increased airline consolidation, in January 2011, the European Commission (Commission) decided that the proposed merger between the two most important Greek carriers, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air, should be prohibited because it would have resulted in a quasi-monopoly on the domestic Greek air transport market

US Airlines oppose inclusion in EU emissions trading scheme

  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 9 2010

The UK Government has referred an action for judicial review by the Air Transport Association of America and three of its members to the European Court of Justice

Greece fined for non-recovery of State aid to Olympic Airways

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • July 10 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has fined Greece EUR two million for failing to comply with an earlier judgement requiring it to recover the EUR 850 million in illegal State aid granted to Olympic Airways

European Union makes progress in cleaning up airline ticketing websites

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union
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  • May 22 2009

The European Commission has said that the results of the European Union’s "health check" of airline ticket selling websites show that significant progress has been made towards bringing these websites into compliance with European consumer protection rules