Three new tenants for Monckton Chambers – Gregory Pipe, William Buck and William Hooper

12 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Monckton Chambers welcomes three new members, Gregory Pipe, William Buck and William Hooper, who join from St Philips Stone Chambers along with Clerk Chris O’Brien. Gregory Pipe (call 1995) is a heavy-weight commercial practitioner who is regularly instructed on complex high value disputes both in England & Wales and internationally. His practice covers a wide […]

Professor Panos Koutrakos was UK rapporteur at FIDE 2018

12 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Professor Panos Koutrakos was national rapporteur for the UK at the FIDE (Fédération internationale pour le droit européen) 2018 conference in Estoril, Portugal on 23-26 May 2018. Professor Koutrakos’s report was on the external dimension of EU policies and covered issues of international treaty-making, trade and protection of investments, and the area of freedom, security […]

Members of Monckton Chambers submit evidence to House of Commons inquiry on Dispute Resolution in the Withdrawal Agreement

08 Jun 2018 | by Michael Bowsher QC

Carl Baudenbacher, Peter Oliver and Michael Bowsher QC made a joint submission to the House of Commons EU Scrutiny Committee in connection with their inquiry into Dispute Resolution and Enforcement in the Withdrawal Agreement. The submission is here. The submission suggests that despite misgivings over the Court of Justice of the EU continuing to exercise […]

Flynn / Pfizer v CMA: the CMA misapplied the test for excessive pricing

07 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The Competition Appeal Tribunal handed down a Judgment today setting aside parts of the CMA’s decision imposing combined fines on the pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and Flynn, of around £90 million for charging unfairly high prices for the anti-epileptic drug, phenytoin sodium capsules, in breach of Article 102 TFEU / the Chapter II prohibition. Although the […]

Ronit Kreisberger – Joint Lead Counsel for European Commission Written Observations on MasterCard and Visa MIF claims

05 Jun 2018 | by Ronit Kreisberger

On 23 May, the European Commission published its Written Observations submitted under Article 15(3) of Regulation 1/2003 in the Appeals in the English Court of Appeal against the 3 first instance Judgments dealing with the claims against MasterCard and Visa for recovery of multilateral interchange fees (MIFs). Article 15(3) provides that the Commission may, acting […]

Bratt v. HMRC – formal requirements for VAT repayment claims

05 Jun 2018 | by Raymond Hill

The Court of Appeal has decided that VAT repayment claims made under section 80 VATA must refer to quarterly or monthly accounting periods. In Bratt, the taxpayer purported to make a Fleming claim for the whole of 1989 without identifying which of the sums claimed related to particular accounting periods. The Court of Appeal agreed […]

Ronit Kreisberger to speak at GCLC conference – The Path Towards Modern EU Competition Policy: A 50+ Year Retrospective

04 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

This one day conference is organised by the prestigious Global Competition Law Center (GCLC) of the College of Europe and takes place on 21 June in Brussels. Ronit Kreisberger will be a panel member discussing “The Rise of Private Competition Law Enforcement: benefits, costs and future prospects” with a presentation on the achievements and challenges […]

Tariq v UK: Lack of Gist in Closed Proceedings Not Unfair

24 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Gulamhussein and Tariq v United Kingdom, application nos. 46538/11 and 3960/12 The recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Tariq v UK has significant implications for the use of closed material procedures in civil proceedings in which article 6 ECHR is engaged. Mr Tariq was employed by the Home Office as an […]

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