DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish High Court will rule on Monday Dec. 23 on whether Ryanair <RYA.I> can prevent its operations chief Peter Bellew from joining arch-rival easyJet <EZJ.L> until 2021, a court official said on Friday.
Ryanair has argued that Bellew possesses information of competitive value and that he is bound by a non-compete clause.
Former Malaysia Airlines boss Bellew denies he is subject to the clause and plans to start working with the British airline at the start of 2020 after completing a six-month notice period.
The verdict had been due on Friday, but was delayed, the official said.
(Reporting by Conor Humphries; editing by David Evans)