Supreme Court of United Kingdom:  UKSC 75.
Judgment delivered: 16 December 2015.
Coram: Lord Neuberger, Lord Clarke, Lord Sumption, Lord Reed and Lord Hodge.
Catchwords: Competition – Restriction or distortion of competition – Relevant merger situation – Company operating ferry service between Calais and Dover going into liquidation in France and ordered to make employees redundant – Ferry service ceasing – Liquidator selling assets including ships to company operating Channel Tunnel between Calais and Dover – Ferry service resuming operated by Channel Tunnel company but ships operated and crewed by another company – Whether relevant merger situation created – Whether competition authority having jurisdiction to prohibit Channel Tunnel company operating any ferry service from Dover using the passenger ships acquired from liquidated company – Enterprise Act 2002, s 23(2).
Held (5:0):Appeal allowed.