Different U.S. and EU Competition Regimes Create Uncertainty for Airline Consolidations

    July 2013

    The latest edition of The Air & Space Lawyer, published quarterly by the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law, includes an article by Squire Sanders senior partner Marshall S. Sinick and senior counsel James V. Dick. The article, “Different U.S. and EU Competition Regimes Create Uncertainty for Airline Consolidations,” focuses on the continued need for convergence of competition standards applied by the European Commission (EC) and US Department of Justice (DOJ). According to the article, the application of those standards in practice still does not produce uniform, or even consistent, results. Analytical divergence continues to create uncertainty and risks politicizing future consolidation in the airline industry.

    The article reprint was originally published in The Air & Space Lawyer, Volume 26, Number 1, 2013. © 2013 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.