Utilities Law Review - Volume 21 - Issue 5


Eyes across the Atlantic: Coordination and Management of Global Private Antitrust Litigation
James L McGinnis and Oliver Heinisch Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton

The authors discuss developments in the key jurisdictions of Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands which have become attractive and procedurally accessible to private antitrust litigants as an alternative to the United States. They go on to consider what this means for decisions, strategies and coordination of the litigation

Brexit and the Single European Aviation Market: Initial Comments and Reflections
Filippo di Peio Nctm Studio Legale, Rome

The full impact of Brexit on the relationship between UK air carriers and the EU aviation system in terms of regulatory issues and operating procedures is as yet unknown. By way of background to possible options this article describes the relationships between the EU and those European countries that have never jointed the Single Aviation Market.

Case Comments
Thames Water Fined £20 million in March 2017 - Wat 'er' Mess!
Scott McCallum Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

The record fine issued against Thames Water Utilities Ltd for a series of serious pollution incidents is a stern warning to environmental offenders. The author comments that any company operating under the Environmental Permitting Regulations needs to pay close attention to its risk management procedures, given the courts? determination to ensure that non-compliance will not be cheaper than complying with regulatory requirements.

The Evisceration of CATO: the Premature Death of Competitive Tendering in UK 'Onshore' Transmission Delivery
Andrew Newbery
Gowling WLG

Ofgem's proposal to extend competition in the transmission sector through a competitively appointed transmission owner (CATO) mechanism seems to have come to nothing. This comment summarises the proposed CATO structure and suggests some possible alternatives.

The Provision of Publicly Available Directory Information Services in Malta
Unfair Competition in the LPG Market in Malta
Paul Edgar Micallef University of Malta
Access to data and unfair competition are the subjects of two recent cases in Malta, the first an appeal before the Administrative Review Tribunal and the second a judgment handed down by the First Hall of the Civil Court.