Steven Gee QC, heavyweight Commercial Litigator joins Monckton Chambers

04 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Steven Gee QC has joined Monckton Chambers. This marks a return to barristers’ chambers for this experienced commercial litigator, who has spent the last five years in independent practice as a QC and also a partner at boutique litigation law firm, Joseph Hage Aaronson (JHA). Prior to joining JHA, Steven Gee was Head of Stone […]

Ronit Kreisberger is recognised as one of “40 in their 40s” for Competition Law in Europe in private practice.

01 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Congratulations to Ronit Kreisberger who has been selected for W@’s inaugural “40 in their 40s” list of Notable Women Competition Professionals in Europe, in private practice. This list is one of a number which highlight accomplished women competition professionals in Europe, the Americas and Africa in the categories of enforcement, in-house, private practice and economics/academia. […]

Brexit ferry case settled

01 Mar 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Eurotunnel v Secretary of State for Transport Eurotunnel and the Secretary of State for Transport have today settled Eurotunnel’s challenge to the award by the Government of contracts to DFDS, Brittany Ferries, and Seaborne Freight for the provision of additional freight capacity between the UK and continental Europe. The capacity contracts were procured under the […]

Monckton members act in another successful challenge to local authority cuts

28 Feb 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down today, the Administrative Court has ruled that Worcestershire County Council acted unlawfully in failing to carry out proper transitional planning in relation to families affected by its decision to cut a much-valued home-visiting service known as ‘Portage’ for children with special educational needs and disabilities. The Claimants raised a variety […]

Book launch: Judicial Independence – Memoirs of a European Judge by Carl Baudenbacher

26 Feb 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

On 5th March the City Law School is hosting the book launch for Professor Baudenbacher’s latest book, entitled Judicial Independence – Memoirs of a European Judge (Springer, 2019). This book is about law, but it is not a law book. It is aimed at all interested contemporaries, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Richly seasoned with personal memories and […]

Chambers Global 2019 – Recognition in Dispute Resolution (Russia) and Competition Law (UK)

25 Feb 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Chambers Global 2019 has just been published. Covering 190 countries worldwide and also includes region-wide and global-wide sections, the Guide recognising the world’s best lawyers. Drew Holiner is ranked for DISPUTE RESOLUTION (foreign expertise) — RUSSIA, just one of seven UK lawyers recognised for this area of expertise. The Guide reports that ‘sources appreciate his […]

FCA issues its first decision under competition law

25 Feb 2019 | by Daiva Eitkeviciene

On 21 February 2019, the FCA issued a decision which finds that 3 asset management firms breached competition law. This is the FCA’s first formal decision under its competition enforcement powers. The infringements found by the FCA consisted of the sharing of strategic information, on a bilateral basis, between competing asset management firms during one […]

Court of Appeal upholds Galvanised Steel Tanks Information Exchange

15 Feb 2019 | by Rob Williams

In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Balmoral Tanks’ appeal against the judgment of the Competition Appeal Tribunal upholding the CMA’s Information Exchange Infringement decision. The infringement occurred at a single meeting in July 2012. At that meeting, Balmoral rejected an invitation to join a cartel involving customer allocation, price […]

Aggregates Levy State Aid Appeals Withdrawn after hearing but before judgment

12 Feb 2019 | by Claire Alderman

A Complex dispute concerning the Aggregates Levy has now been concluded after over 14 years of litigation in the European and domestic courts. Three separate but linked appeals to the General Court have been withdrawn after hearings in Luxemburg  but before Judgments were handed down. The Aggregates Levy was introduced by the UK Government in […]

Court of Appeal rules on temporal scope of EU competition law

29 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down today in the air cargo cartel damages litigation, the Court of Appeal (Master of the Rolls; Flaux and Bean LJJ) has held that the national court did not have jurisdiction to award damages for a contravention of what is now Article 101 TFEU in relation to collusion on surcharges on […]

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