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Competition Law

Analysis - debate - current awareness

09 DEC 2011

Purple Parking Limited and Meteor Parking Limited v Heathrow Airport Limited [2011] Comp Law 288

The recent decision of the High Court in Purple Parking Limited and Meteor Parking Limited v Heathrow Airport Limited [2011] EWHC 987 (Ch) provides a rare example of a successful private claim being brought under Part II of the Competition Act 1998. This article discusses the judge’s findings and in particular the judge’s rejection of the argument that the claim that Heathrow Airport Limited had discriminatorily denied the claimants access to the airport forecourts while permitting its own operations such access could not be brought under s 18(2)(c) of the 1998 Act but rather had to be brought under the rubric of the essential facilities doctrine.
Richard Blakeley

To read the rest of this article, see Competition Law Journal: [2011], Issue 4,  Articles (link for online subscribers who have already logged in click here).

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