06 February 2020
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal will allow expert economists advising on separate claims stemming from the EU trucks cartel to discuss their methodologies with one another.
23 January 2020
The European Commission took the “exceptional step” of intervening in the UK interchange fee litigation because the case raises “important questions” about the “coherence” of national bodies applying EU competition law, the enforcer’s counsel has said.
22 January 2020
Retailers have pushed back against Visa’s and MasterCard’s claims that their interchange fees are exempt from competition law, arguing that any purported benefits must go to merchants – not cardholders – to outweigh the fees’ restriction of competition.
21 January 2020
Empirical data should not be required to prove a company’s conduct is exempt from competition law, counsel to MasterCard has argued to the UK Supreme Court.
03 January 2020
A Spanish court has ruled that the EU trucks cartelists’ conduct led to an overcharge of 16.35% of the purchase price for each vehicle affected by the 14-year price-fixing scheme.
13 December 2019
A former economist at the UK’s competition enforcer has filed the second collective proceeding at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to claim damages against banks for their roles in the EU foreign exchange cartel.
12 December 2019
Competition law would be “seriously undermined” if the right to claim cartel damages were limited to suppliers and customers of the cartelised market, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
06 December 2019
Follow-on claimants have argued that almost all of the European Commission’s factual findings in its trucks decision are binding on national courts, while defendant truck makers have warned against “elevating” such facts to legal conclusions.
05 December 2019
The owner and operator of rail infrastructure in the UK has been granted an extension to a stay on an order that would force it to open up its quality assurance scheme to other providers.
05 December 2019
Truck manufacturers have failed to agree on the extent to which the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision is binding against them.