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American Airlines, JetBlue trial puts authorities’ market-consolidation concerns to the test
07 October 2022 00:00
The American Airlines and JetBlue antitrust trial now unfolding in the United States is set to test the government’s ability to fight consolidation in concentrated industries when partnership and joint venture agreements are proposed, rather than full acquisitions. The ruling is also expected to spill over into the US Department of Justice’s decision in JetBlue Airways’ proposed buyout of Spirit Airlines.
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Flavia Fortes Global Head of Mergers
Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.Flavia holds a LL.M. in intellectual property from the George Washington University Law School and a... Read more