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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 Greater Western Limited, 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.