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Minority shareholdings and merger control: the Office of Fair Trading refers Ryanair’s minority stake in Aer Lingus to Competition Commission
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2012

On 15 June 2012, the OFT announced its decision to refer the 2006 completed acquisition by Ryanair of a minority stake of 29.8 in Aer Lingus to the Competition Commission


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


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 &


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


CAT publishes BAA appeal hearing transcript
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2011

On 21 December 2011, the CAT published a transcript of the main hearing of the appeal by BAA against a finding by the Competition Commission that there were no material changes in circumstances which would warrant an amendment to its original decision obliging BAA to divest Stansted Airport


Quaint phrases to resolve a negotiation but what do they mean?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2011

“Reasonable endeavours”, “all reasonable endeavours” and “best endeavours” are quaint phrases unlikely to appear in the tabloid press


CAA publishes market power assessments of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2012

On 27 February 2012, the Civil Aviation Authority published full market power assessments of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports in preparation for its quinquennial review of the airports


Secretary of State for Transport issues written statement on airport charges price controls in relation to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2012

On 16 May 2012, the Department for Transport announced that the Secretary of State for Transport had issued a written statement on the removal of a mandatory reference to the Competition Commission from the Civil Aviation Authority’s (“CAA”) price control review process for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports


OFT issues statement of objections to Virgin and British Airways
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2011

On 8 November 2011, the OFT issued a statement of objections to British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in its civil law investigation into alleged collusion between the companies on the pricing of passenger fuel surcharges for long-haul passenger flights to and from the UK


Competition Commission accepts final undertakings from BAA
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2011

On 10 November 2011 the Competition Commission published BAA’s final undertakings which have been accepted by the Competition Commission