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The economic downturn is it force majeure?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2010

Since "force majeure" is not a term of art, whether an event triggers a "force majeure" clause depends on the proper construction of the clause wording

OFT considers it has jurisdiction to review RyanairAir Lingus acquisition
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 11 2011

On 4 January, the OFT wrote to Ryanair, indicating that it believes it is not time barred from investigating Ryanair's retention of a 19.21 minority interest in Aer Lingus and confirming its decision to investigate

Hong Kong family friendly bitesize
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • January 22 2014

We have already established that a refusal to permit an employee to work flexibly may be unlawful if the refusal cannot be justified (see our Bitesize

CAT upholds decision to require BAA to divest Stansted airport
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 7 2012

On 1 February 2012, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) ruled that the Competition Commission was entitled to require BAA to divest Stansted airport on the basis that the benefits of requiring BAA to do so outweighed the costs

Pension Protection Fund changes following Olympic Airlines case
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Greece, United Kingdom
  • July 18 2014

The regulatory amendments drawn up by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following the outcome in Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension &

EU and UK antitrustcompetition group London bulletin
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 9 2010

On 9 November 2010 the European Commission ("Commission") fined 11 air cargo carriers a total of just under 800m for a worldwide cartel which affected cargo services within the EU

Supreme Court refuses BAA permission to appeal
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2011

On 18 February 2011, the CC welcomed a decision of the Supreme Court to refuse BAA permission to appeal against a judgment of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the CC's BAA airports market investigation report

OFT asks for written representations on RyanairAer Lingus
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Fiji, United Kingdom
  • September 5 2011

On 01 September, the OFT invited written representations about any competition or public interest issues arising out of the completed acquisition by Ryanair Holdings plc of a minority interest in Aer Lingus Group Plc

The Competition Commission orders BAA to sell two of its airports
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2011

On 31 March 2011 The CC ruled that BAA must dispose of Stansted airport and one of its Scottish airports to break up the airport operator's monopoly

OFT publishes response to super-complaint on payment surcharges
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2011

On 28 June the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) published its response to a supercomplaint from Which? in relation to payment surcharges, as applied, in particular, in the passenger transport sector