Increasingly, businesses who have suffered a financial loss because of another business’ anti-competitive conduct are choosing to pursue private damages actions through the court system to recover the losses suffered.

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If you believe you have overpaid for goods or services due to a supplier’s participation in a cartel or other anticompetitive activity, you may have a significant claim for monetary compensation.

We act for individual claimants (usually businesses) and for a class of claimants. We also act for defendants.

We work with litigation insurers and funders to minimise the financial risk associated with pursuing a claim. We work with leading national law firms in foreign jurisdictions to support our clients in relation to competition damages actions concerning activities outside the UK. Our team includes both UK and EU qualified lawyers, allowing our clients to benefit from legal privilege whether the actions are under UK or EU law.

We also act on other competition litigation matters, including:

  • Claims that contractual provisions are unenforceable because they are anticompetitive.
  • Appealing State aid decisions.
  • Claims for other remedies, such as access to a network or obtaining injunctions where suppliers refuse to continue supply.

Recent experience

  • Advising an interested party in relation to the CAT proceedings by Compare The Market against the CMA’s infringement finding and imposition of a £17.9 million for the use of MFNs.
  • Representing Skoosh Limited, as intervener, in the CAT proceedings in relation to an appeal by Skyscanner against the UK competition authority’s acceptance of commitments in the hotel online booking case.
  • Advising a shipping liner in relation to challenging a UK cross-border channel merger, including litigation before the French courts and UK courts and complaints to the UK and EU authorities.
  • Litigation before the UK’s High Court on behalf of a UK based global chemical company on competition law grounds to seek access to a third party’s pipeline network.
  • Representation before the European Court of Human Rights in relation to a State aid reclaim demand and a Spanish government guarantee provided to the client, engaged in the coal sector.
  • Representing multiple parties before the European Court of Justice appealing the European Commission’s CFC State aid decision.

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