Interim Injunction Application against Pfizer Dismissed

05 Mar 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

The High Court (Chancery Division) dismissed (on Friday 2 March 2007) an application for an interim injunction by AAH Pharmaceuticals Limited and 7 other pharmaceutical wholesalers to restrain the implementation of Pfizer Limited’s new distribution arrangements for its prescription drugs in the UK, which include the drugs Lipitor and Viagra. The claimants claim that the […]

‘C’ Panel Announcements

01 Mar 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

We are pleased to announce that Ronit Kreisberger has been appointed to the Attorney General’s ‘C’ Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Ronit specialises in European, competition and public law, with a particular focus on EC/UK competition and regulatory work, procurement and general European law. This appointment consolidates the recent appointments to the A […]

Off-street Car Parking Referred to Luxembourg

19 Feb 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Isle of Wight Council and others [2007] EWHC 219 (Ch) Under Article 4.5.2 of the Sixth VAT Directive public authorities are required to charge VAT on their supplies, when not to require them to do so “would lead to significant distortions of competition” with private sector operators.  […]

Greenpeace Wins its High Court Bid

15 Feb 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

The High Court delivered judgment in Greenpeace v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on 15th February 2007.  Greenpeace sought to challenge the Government’s decision in the Energy Review Report 2006, The Energy Challenge, published on 11 July 2006, to support nuclear new build as part of the United Kingdom’s future energy-generating mix. The […]

Newest Additions to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Panels

12 Feb 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

We extend our warmest congratulations to Paul Harris and Tim Ward who have been elevated to the A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and to Ian Hutton and Meredith Pickford for their elevation to the B Panel. Similarly, we are also very pleased to announce that Ian Rogers’ application to the B Panel […]

Abuse of Dominance by Excessive Prices ~ How Much is too Much?

02 Feb 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

The Court of Appeal has handed down its keenly anticipated judgment in Attheraces Limited v. The British Horseracing Board Limited [2007] EWCA Civ 38 (judgment of 2 February 2007) which raised an important question which has long been a source of considerable difficulty for competition lawyers: at what point do prices charged by a dominant […]

The Lawyer’s Hot 100 lists Ronit Kreisberger

08 Jan 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

On 8th January 2007, The Lawyer published The Hot 100 which identified members of the legal profession who have excelled in their chosen fields during the past year. The edition features a section for Competition law in which Ronit Kreisberger was highlighted. “This time last year Ronit Kreisberger was a senior associate and qualified solicitor […]

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