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Italian Antitrust Authority, Vueling S.A. case: three unfair trade practices misleading costumers

Vueling S.A. – the Spanish low-cost carrier - has been fined €1 million by the Italian Antitrust Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) for three unfair trade practices representing a violation of the Italian Consumer Code. In the first practice, Vueling has been considered as misleading customers over…
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European Court of Justice, Uber France service & Approximation of laws: Advocate General’s Opinion

According to Advocate General Maciej Szpunar, Member States may prohibit and punish, as a matter of criminal law, the illegal exercise of transport activities in the context of the UberPop service, without notifying the Commission of the draft law in advance. Advocate General declares that, irrespective of whether the UberPop…
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European Commission Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation (EC)1008/2008 - Rules on Ownership and Control of EU air carriers

The European Commission adopted the Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation (EC) 1008/2008 we have all been waiting for. The Guidelines are composed by two different chapters: one dedicated to the Rules on Ownership and Control of EU air carriers and the other dedicated to Public Service Obligations (PSO). The first of…
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European Court of Justice, Uber service & Freedom of Establishment: Advocate General’s Opinion

The Uber electronic platform is not governed by the principle of the freedom to provide services in the context of “information society services” and that it is thus subject to the conditions under which non-resident carriers may operate transport services within the Member States (in this case, possession of the…
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