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BAA seeks judicial review of the Competition Commission's decision requiring it to sell airports
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • October 7 2011

BAA has sought judicial review from the CAT after the Competition Commission ruled that the company had to sell Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports


The “endeavours” debate continues
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • August 8 2011

When parties impose obligations on each other they often try to qualify these obligations by agreeing to only use some form of “endeavours” to achieve it


BAA airports sell-off order confirmed
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • August 4 2011

The CC has confirmed its provisional view (published in March 2011) that BAA will be required to sell Stansted followed by either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports


High Court finds that Heathrow Airport limited has abused a dominant position
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2011

The High Court has handed down a judgment finding that Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) (a subsidiary of BAA), has abused a dominant position by excluding competitors from the forecourts at Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 3 and 5


OFT decides no grounds to take action against alleged predatory behaviour by Flybe
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

The OFT has concluded that it has insufficient evidence to pursue Flybe for predatatory behaviour under Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998 andor Article 102 of the TFEU


OFT announces merger investigation into Ryanair's minority shareholding in Aer Lingus
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2010

The OFT has announced it is conducting a merger investigation into the acquisition by Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair) of a 29.82 per cent minority shareholding in Aer Lingus Group plc (Aer Lingus) in 2006


Court of Appeal overturns CAT ruling on apparent bias in BAA market investigation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2010

On 13 October the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by the Competition Commission and restored the Competition Commission's report in the BAA market investigation (which included a requirement to divest 3 airports (Gatwick, Stansted and either Edinburgh or Glasgow


Statutory liens and aircraft operators
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2010

In the case of Global Knafaim Leasing Ltd & Anor v The Civil Aviation Authority & Ors 2010 EWHC 1348 (Admin), the UK’s High Court held that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and BAA Ltd. (BAA) were entitled to a statutory lien of a lessor’s aircraft, to ensure a lessor pays all the outstanding route and aircraft charges of an insolvent operator and its fleet of aircraft, and not just those related to the aircraft of the lessor


OFT abandons criminal proceedings against current and former BA executives
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2010

The OFT has abandoned its criminal prosecution of 3 former and 1 current BA executive under section 188 Enterprise Act 2002 (the cartel offence) for their part in a fuel surcharge cartel


Statement of objections issued against Cathay Pacific Airways and Virgin Atlantic
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2010

On 22 April 2010, the OFT issued a statement of objections alleging that Cathay Pacific Airways ("Cathay") and Virgin Atlantic infringed competition law in relation to passenger services on the London to Hong Kong route