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New UK competition authority gets to work

United Kingdom - April 1 2014 Today, 1 April 2014, the UK's new competition authority, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), is officially taking over the…

Martin Coleman, Ian Giles, Joosje Hamilton, Peter Scott, Mark Simpson

Banking sector build-up begets new laws on price signalling

Australia - December 17 2010 In the context of recent political debate about the state of competition in Australia's banking sector and in answer to a perceived gap in Australia's cartel laws, in the last month, we have seen the release of two separate but similar bills for proposed Federal legislation seeking to target "price signalling".

Claire Forster, Nick McHugh

BAA update - successful appeal against Competition Commission break-up decision

United Kingdom - December 23 2009 On 21 December 2009, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (the CAT) handed down its judgment upholding part of BAA’s appeal against the report prepared by the UK Competition Commission (the CC) in its market investigation into BAA airports.

Ian Giles, Mark Jones

A small step forward in large civil aircraft subsidies dispute

European Union, USA - October 27 2009 At the beginning of September, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) handed down an interim ruling on a complaint by the US government that support from European governments to Airbus constitutes illegal subsidies.

Ian Giles

Competition law aspects of codesharing agreements: how to fly in safe skies

European Union - April 30 2009 The current global crisis is accelerating the pace of consolidation in the airline industry and airlines around the world are seeking to create synergies by merging or creating alliances.

Marc Waha