CASE COMMENTS : MERGERS – AIR TRANSPORT OF PASSENGERS – REJECTION OF THE REMEDIES – PROHIBITION

Prohibition of takeover: The European Commission prohibits for the second time the proposed takeover of an airline company by its direct competitor (Ryanair / Aer Lingus)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. A new chapter has just been written in the now famous "Ryanair saga". On 27 February 2013, the European Commission (the "Commission") prohibited, for the second time, the proposed acquisition of the airline Aer Lingus by Ryanair (the "Parties"), its most direct rival (the "Operation"). This decision follows a first prohibition decision by the Commission in 2007 (see in this respect the article by S. Martin in Concurrences1-2008) and a new takeover attempt in 2009 that was abandoned before the Commission made its decision. Ryanair is a low-cost Irish airline operating scheduled air services mainly in Europe, with its headquarters in Dublin. Aer Lingus is

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  • Clifford Chance (Paris)

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David Tayar, Prohibition of takeover: The European Commission prohibits for the second time the proposed takeover of an airline company by its direct competitor (Ryanair / Aer Lingus), 27 February 2013, Concurrences N° 2-2013, Art. N° 52341, p. 106

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