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SEPLA challenge to British Airways PLC heard in the Commercial Court

SEPLA's (a Spanish trade union representing the majority of Iberia's pilots) challenge to the entitlement of British Airways PLC (and its parent company, IAG) to bring a claim in the Commercial Court against them alleging breaches of Articles 49 and 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as a result of SEPLA's alleged opposition to the creation of Iberia Express, a low cost airline carrier, was heard before Field J. on April 26, 2013. SEPLA disputes jurisdiction under Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001. Judgment was reserved.

Nicholas Yell was instructed as junior for SEPLA by Alexander Pitts, Principe de Vergara, Madrid.

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