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05 April 2016

Government to apply the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to rail, aviation and maritime sectors

Following consultation, the Government has decided not to exempt permanently the rail, aviation and maritime sectors from certain provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. However, rather than coming into effect on 6 April 2016 as intended, application of the Act will be phased in for these sectors between October 2016 and October 2017.

18 February 2016

European Commission consultation on developing rail passenger rights

The European Commission is consulting until May 2016 on rail passenger rights and obligations. This includes whether current exemptions from Regulation 1371/2007 (Passenger Rights Regulation, PRR) should be allowed to continue. The UK currently exempts operators from parts of PRR, although ORR has been consulting on whether that exemption should remain.

20 October 2015

Burges Salmon sponsors Highways UK

Burges Salmon is a sponsor of Highways UK, a major new event for the Highways sector taking place in London from 25-26 November 2015.

29 July 2015

Burges Salmon, Osborne Clarke and Addleshaw Goddard advise on £360m new-build rolling stock deal

Burges Salmon, Osborne Clarke and Addleshaw Goddard have advised First Great Western, Eversholt Rail Group and Hitachi Rail Europe on the procurement of a substantial new fleet of Hitachi-built AT300 rolling stock units.

07 July 2015

ORR publishes the emerging findings from its Retail Market Review

The ORR published the emerging findings from its review of the rail retail market on 23 June 2015. The report finds that whilst the market works well in some respects, there is limited innovation and competition when compared to other sectors.

04 June 2015

Acquiring an ‘enterprise’ under UK competition law - Court of Appeal rocks the boat in Eurotunnel/SeaFrance

The Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal brought by SCOP against the decision of the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) on jurisdiction in the Eurotunnel/SeaFrance merger. SCOP, a body of mainly former SeaFrance employees, challenged the CMA's finding that it had jurisdiction to review the acquisition of certain assets of SeaFrance by Eurotunnel. The CMA's review of the acquisition, founded on its decision on jurisdiction, had led to a prohibition decision.