United Kingdom's Competition Authority - CMA (London)

Katharine Hastie-Oldland

United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Assistant Legal Director

Katharine (Wilson) Hastie-Oldland works in the legal service of the Competition and Markets Authority on mergers, market investigations and other antitrust enforcement matters.

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United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
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United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)

Articles

9940 Bulletin

Katharine Hastie-Oldland The UK Lands Tribunal rules that the application of a different valuation method between undertakings is not evidence and to assess the value of telecommunications network has resulted in an advantage likely to confer unlawful State aid (Kingston / British Telecom)

2068

The situation of BT and the assessment of the valuation of its fibre optic hereditament is not comparable to that of Vtesse and therefore it is impossible to say whether BT has been given any unfair advantage or more favourable treatment contrary to the broad principles of Article 87 EC. (...)

Katharine Hastie-Oldland The Irish High Court rules that actions regarding State aid measures in the private medical insurance sector to which the EU Commission did not object can not be brought before the national courts, as they fall under Art. 86(2) of the EC treaty (Bupa Ireland)

2422

Factual Background This case concerns private medical insurance and its operation in the Irish market. Private medical insurance ("PMI") was formally introduced in Ireland in 1957 with the establishment of the Voluntary Health Insurance Board (the "VHI"), in order to enable persons not (...)

Katharine Hastie-Oldland The UK High Administrative Court rules that an element of the charging regime for track access rights was not unlawful State aid, as there was no advantage that threatened to distort competition by favoring open access operators as opposed to franchise operators (Great North Eastern Railway)

1553

An element of the charging regime for track access rights was not unlawful state aid. There was no benefit or advantage which distorted or threatened to distort competition by favouring open access operators as opposed to franchise operators as their situations were so different. Factual (...)

Katharine Hastie-Oldland The Irish High Court refuses an application for a stay in proceedings seeking recovery of State aid as a low-cost air carrier had failed to demonstrate that it would suffer irreparable harm if the stay was not granted (Ryanair)

2014

Brief description of the facts and legal issues The High Court refused an application for a stay in proceedings seeking recovery of State aid as Ryanair had failed to demonstrate that it would suffer irreparable harm if the stay was not granted. Parties: The plaintiff: Kingdom of Belgium The (...)

Katharine Hastie-Oldland The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland rules that the granting of planning permission does not engage Art. 87.1 EC since there is no transfer, relinquishment or depletion of State resources (Bow Street Mall)

1883

An application for judicial review challenging a planning decision made by the Department of the Environment. In relation to the State aid issues raised the Court held that the grant of planning permission did not engage article 87(1) EC since there was no transfer, relinquishment or depletion (...)

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