CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS - AIR TRANSPORT – COMMITMENTS

Conditional clearance : The General Court of the European Union dismisses the action for annulment against the Commission’s decision authorising, subject to commitments, an acquisition in the air transport sector (Niki Luftfahrt)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. By judgment of 13 May 2015, in Case T-162/10, the Court of First Instance of the European Union ('the Court') dismissed the action for annulment brought by the company Niki Luftfahrt ('Niki Luftfahrt') operating the airline 'FlyNiki', against the decision of the European Commission ('the Commission') authorising it, subject to commitments, the acquisition of Austrian Airlines (Austrian) by Deutsche Lufthansa (Lufthansa) (Commission Decision C(2009) 6690 final of 28 August 2009 declaring a concentration compatible with the common market and the EEA Agreement (Case COMP/M.5440 - Lufthansa / Austrian Airlines)). The decision was adopted after an in-depth

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  • Clifford Chance (Paris)
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Brussels)

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David Tayar, Katrin Hristova, Conditional clearance : The General Court of the European Union dismisses the action for annulment against the Commission’s decision authorising, subject to commitments, an acquisition in the air transport sector (Niki Luftfahrt), 13 May 2015, Concurrences N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76157, pp. 142-143

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