The Government’s ‘no deal’ Brexit paper on mergers and antitrust

13 Sep 2018 | by Julian Gregory

The Government has today published 28 new planning documents explaining what will happen in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, including this one covering the merger and antitrust regimes. Some of the key points are as follows: The Government says that the only changes to the competition regime will be those necessary to manage […]

Google challenges global enforcement of EU “right to be forgotten”- Gerry Facenna QC and Eric Metcalfe act for intervening NGOs in the CJEU

11 Sep 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The CJEU is today hearing a dispute between Google and the French data protection agency, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), concerning global enforcement of the CJEU’s landmark 2014 “right to be forgotten” ruling (Google Spain v Gonzalez et al), which requires Google and other search providers to suppress certain search results […]

European Court of Justice – UK pension protection rules are contrary to EU law

10 Sep 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The CJEU has concluded that the restrictions on the compensation payable by the UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF) to employees of insolvent companies are contrary to Directive 2008/94/EC (the Insolvency Directive). The Court of Appeal referred the case to the CJEU in July 2016. The CJEU judgment confirms that, when their employer becomes insolvent, “every […]

Ban on internet sales breaches Competition Law – CMA prevails in the CAT

07 Sep 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down today, the CAT upheld the CMA’s August 2017 decision finding that the internet sales ban operated by Ping Europe Limited infringed the prohibition in Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 and Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The judgment represents the first time […]

Supreme Court holds bereavement benefit rules are unlawfully discriminatory

03 Sep 2018 | by Steve Broach

In a widely publicised ruling, the Supreme Court has held that the scheme in Northern Ireland governing payment of Widowed Parents’ Allowance unlawfully discriminates against unmarried parents. The judgment of the majority focused closely on the implications for children affected by this differential treatment. Steve Broach acted for the National Children’s Bureau in its intervention […]

Greg Pipe – session Chair at CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium

31 Aug 2018 | by Claire Alderman

Monckton’s Greg Pipe is to chair a session on “The year in case law: commercial litigation in review” at this year’s CDR’s Autumn Litigation Symposium, to be held on 20th Sep 2018 in London. The Commercial Dispute Resolution team at Monckton Chambers is happy to support this one day conference which will focus on the […]

Drew Holiner appointed to panel of arbitrators of AIFC International Arbitration Centre in Kazakhstan

17 Aug 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in Astana, Kazakhstan, began its operations on 1 January 2018 to provide an independent, economical and expeditious alternative to court litigation, operating to the highest international standards to resolve civil and commercial disputes in the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). The IAC currently has a panel of 24 independent, highly qualified international […]

Alexandra Littlewood returns to Monckton from the Supreme Court

14 Aug 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

We are pleased to welcome Alexandra Littlewood back to Monckton Chambers following her year as a Judicial Assistant to Supreme Court Justices Lord Reed (Deputy President) and Lord Briggs. Whilst at the Supreme Court, Alexandra assisted the Justices on a variety of high-profile cases, including R (on the application of Gallaher Group Ltd) v Competition […]


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