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The economic downturn is it force majeure?
  • Mayer Brown
  • 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

Supreme Court refuses BAA permission to appeal
  • Mayer Brown
  • 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

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 publishes BAA appeal hearing transcript
  • Mayer Brown
  • 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

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

Secretary of State for Transport issues written statement on airport charges price controls in relation to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted
  • Mayer Brown
  • 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 asks for written representations on RyanairAer Lingus
  • Mayer Brown
  • 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

CAA consults on preliminary assessment of Gatwick Airport complaint
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2011

On 23 September 2011, the Civil Aviation Authority (“CAA”) launched a consultation on its preliminary assessment of Gatwick Airport’s new charging structure

The Competition Commission orders BAA to sell two of its airports
  • Mayer Brown
  • 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

EU and UK antitrustcompetition group London bulletin
  • Mayer Brown
  • 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