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 […]

Two wrongs don’t make a right: The Supreme Court’s Decision in R (Gallaher and Somerfield) v Competition and Markets Authority [2018] UKSC 25

17 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The Supreme Court has considered the way in which the OFT conducted its ‘Early Resolution’ settlement negotiations with parties who were subject to its tobacco investigation.  In overturning the decision of the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court has held that a mistake made to the benefit of one party in a settlement negotiation is not […]

Anneli Howard joins former Lord Chancellor Kenneth Clarke QC MP to argue for the motion “The first casualty of Brexit will be City talent!” in the first of Thomson Reuters Legal Debates for 2018

15 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Anneli Howard is one of the four “heavyweights from law and politics” being brought together on Thursday 7th June, for a contentious debate on Brexit and the future of the City’s talent.  The debaters will argue the motion “The first casualty of Brexit will be City talent!”   Arguing FOR the motion: Kenneth Clarke QC […]

House of Commons International Trade Select Committee backs George Peretz QC on improvements to the proposed Trade Remedies Regime

10 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

In its report published today on the Government’s proposed legislation setting up a Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) the House of Commons Select Committee has backed a number of recommendations made by George Peretz QC (who gave written and oral evidence to the Committee’s inquiry). The TRA will, along with the Secretary of State for International Trade, […]


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