UK Antitrust Court Overturns Ban On Eurotunnel Ferry Plan

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 6:28 PM EST) -- A British competition court quashed a decision by the U.K. Competition Commission blocking Groupe Eurotunnel SA from running ferry service across the English Channel following its €65 million ($88.3 million) acquisition of assets from the defunct SeaFrance SA, raising doubts as to whether the regulator had jurisdiction over the deal.

In weighing dual challenges from Eurotunnel and a labor group known as SCOP, the U.K. Competition Appeal Tribunal said it had identified several open questions as to whether Eurotunnel's buy actually constituted two distinct enterprises becoming...
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