British Airways - OFT investigation

19 Apr 2012

Slaughter and May advised British Airways ('BA') in connection with the OFT's investigation into passenger fuel surcharges. The OFT's investigation concerned contacts between BA and Virgin between 2004 and 2006. Slaughter and May assisted BA in obtaining a reduction in its fine from £121 million to £58.5 million to reflect recent judgments from the Competition Appeal Tribunal and to reflect BA's additional co-operation in both the civil and collapsed criminal investigations.

Slaughter and May is also advising BA in relation to the European Commission's investigation and Decision as regards to fuel surcharges for cargo, which is currently being appealed by BA to the General Court. In parallel, Slaughter and May is also acting for BA in respect of follow-on damages claims flowing from the Commission's Decision in the English courts and in other European jurisdictions (in conjunction with its Best Friend law firms).


Competition: Bertrand Louveaux (partner), Lucy Budding (associate), Michelle Rosswick (associate); Dispute Resolution: Elizabeth Barrett (partner), Scott Castledine (associate)

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