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Irish airline suing European Commission for €263m merger losses

News – 08 November 2018

Dublin-based freight and passenger airline ASL is pursuing a claim for more than €263 million against Europe’s competition regulator, claiming its decision to block a merger between logistics firms UPS and TNT was “unlawful”.

HFW Brazilian affiliate firm CAL hires finance partner from Pinheiro Neto

News – 08 November 2018

Newly formed Brazilian firm Costa & Lasalvia Advogados (CAL) has hired Felipe Bonsenso, formally of Pinheiro Neto Advogados, as a partner in its Sao Paulo office.

US court allows Virgin America sexual assault claims to move forward

News – 08 November 2018

A California court has agreed to hear a claim for vicarious liability against US airline Virgin America following an alleged sexual assault by one of its former executives.

UK law firm says Ryanair must explain handling of “racist” passenger incident

News – 08 November 2018

Lawyers from UK plaintiffs’ firm Leigh Day said on 5 November they had written to Irish budget airline Ryanair asking it to explain its handling of an incident in which a 77-year old woman was “racially abused” on a flight from Barcelona to London Stansted in October.

Uruguay faces arbitration claim over collapsed airline

News – 08 November 2018

A Panamanian holding company has threatened to bring an arbitration claim against Uruguay over the renationalisation of an airline.

The ALN Round-up (8 November)

The Round-up – 08 November 2018

News in brief from around the world… Virgin Atlantic has withdrawn its request for troubled Cypriot carrier Cobalt’s ATL to be reinstated and the Italian competition authority has opened a probe into Ryanair and Wizz Air baggage policies.

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