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UPDATED: Ferry deadline passes without appeal

[ January 7, 2014   //   ]

The 6 January deadline for appeals against the the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal’s judgement on Eurotunnel’s purchase of SeaFrance ferries handed down on 4 December – with no such appeals having been received.

In December, the Tribunal threw out an earlier decision by the Competition Commission to ban Eurotunnel subsidiary MyFerryLink from operating on the Dover-Calais route, using former SeaFrance. This in turn followed a June 2013 ruling by the Competition Commission that Eurotunnel’s ferry subsidiary amounted to unfair competition.

The Competition Commission must now reconsider whether or not the transaction was a transfer of a business. Its provisional findings are expected in late February 2014 and the target date for a decision is end April 2014.

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