Friday, May 7, 2010
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Pierre Frühling, Charles Whiddington, John Cassels, and Elisabeth Decat (all Field Fisher Waterhouse) explore The application of European competition law in the transport sector.
ABSTRACT: The economic crisis has affected the transport sector, particularly aviation where alliances are being formed and concentrations are taking place. The aviation industry is also giving rise to cartel investigations and a criminal prosecution. A new block exemption has been adopted for the maritime sector and the current exemption for the motor vehicle industry is under review. This article describes the main developments in the application of European Competition law in the transport sector during 2009. It provides an overview of the major European cases and decisions, as well as regulatory developments.