CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – EUROPEAN UNION – AIR TRANSPORT MARKET – COMMITMENTS – INTERPRETATION METHODS

Commitments: The General Court of the European Union confirms the interpretation proposed by the European Commission of the slot release commitments for the operation of the London Heathrow - Philadelphia International Airport route given by an American airline company (American Airlines)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. This case has the particular interest of illustrating concretely an aspect of merger litigation little explored by the case law, relating to the interpretation of behavioural commitments. Without going into the details of the argument, we will simply outline the essential elements. On 18 June 2013, US Airways Group, Inc. ("US Airways"), and AMR Corporation (the latter being the parent company of the applicant, American Airlines, Inc.) notified the European Commission (the "Commission") of their intention to enter into a concentration. The Commission found that the operation raised serious doubts as to its compatibility with the internal market as regards

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Olivier Billard, Quentin Colombier, Commitments: The General Court of the European Union confirms the interpretation proposed by the European Commission of the slot release commitments for the operation of the London Heathrow - Philadelphia International Airport route given by an American airline company (American Airlines), 16 December 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100542, pp. 122-123

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