Michael Collins SC appointed to panel of Arbitrators of newly launched International Arbitration Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan

27 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in Astana 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 has its own panel of independent, highly qualified international […]

Award of Lancashire Children’s Services Contract to Virgin Care Set Aside

22 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust v Lancashire County Council [2018] EWHC 1589 (TCC) The High Court (Mr Justice Stuart Smith) has today handed down a judgment setting aside the award of a contract for public health nursing services by Lancashire County Council to Virgin Care Services Limited.  The Court has upheld a challenge made by […]

MPs’ arguments on revocability of Article 50 notice – petition refused by Court of Session in Edinburgh

21 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Monckton Chambers’ Gerry Facenna QC and Anneli Howard provided pro bono assistance to Morag Ross QC (instructed by Bindmans and Harper Mcleod) representing Lib Dem Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake MP and Labour’s Chris Leslie MP in their intervention before the Court of Session in Scotland to get a preliminary reference to the CJEU on whether […]

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 […]

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