Uber has lodged its court appeal to overturn the decision by London’s transport regulator stripping Uber of its operating license.
While the appeal process is ongoing Uber will be able to operate indefinitely in one of its most lucrative European markets.
Transport for London refused to renew Uber’s license, citing a number of reasons, including the way it reported serious criminal offences, the way it screens its drivers.
London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan criticised Uber for using “an army of PR experts and an army of lawyers”.
Uber is still engaging in talks with Transport for London, seeking to repair its relationship with the London regulator.
“While we have today filed our appeal so that Londoners can continue using our app, we hope to continue having constructive discussions with Transport for London,” an Uber spokesperson said.
The appeal process is expected to take months or even years.
Uber has attracted harsh criticism for delaying or not complying with giving information in police investigations.
The company is also engaged in legal action against two drivers who won a tribunal case granting them basic worker’s rights including minimum wage and holiday entitlements.