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Our team of specialists in EU and competition law provide cutting-edge advice on EU policy, EU competition law and EU external trade rules, including WTO agreements, and UK competition law.

Our competition team is recognised as leading specialists in maritime and aviation competition law at both EU and UK levels.  

Past and ongoing cases include:

  • Advising airlines on membership of global alliances (Oneworld and STAR)
  • Advising airlines on cooperative agreements including “metal neutral” highly integrated pricing, scheduling and marketing; joint services and code-share agreements; shared ground handling services and airport facilities
  • Airline mergers and acquisitions
  • Representing airlines in cartel investigations (cargo and code sharing cooperation) as well as litigation in UK courts relating to infringements of competition law and claims for damages following EU Commission decisions
  • Advising on state aids cases, including in respect of infrastructure provision, and airline incentives at airports
  • Advising airports on access conditions for airlines and advising airlines on access to airport facilities
  • Advice on competition law compliance issues arising from the establishment of a new airline
  • Advice on GDS services
  • Advice on the enforcement of rights under EU bilateral trade agreements relating to air services
  • Advice on EU environmental policy including the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
  • Advice to aviation trade associations on EU compliance
  • Advice on mergers and acquisitions, including notifications for clearance of such transactions to the European Commission
  • Advice on the EU Regulation against unfair pricing by non-EU airlines (Regulation 868/2004).