Litigating Private Competition Claims in the UK


4 Mar, 2015    


The Westin London City
The Westin London City, 60 Upper Thames Street, London, EC4V 3AD

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The UK courts are seeing a continued growth in EU competition litigation. Both claimants and defendants need to understand the issues arising to inform both litigation strategy and the terms of regulatory engagement.

This seminar is intended to discuss a number of current issues in the UK and the interaction with developments at EU level.

Chair: Kassie Smith QC

Disclosure in damage actions: issues and lessons from the UK

  • UK disclosure – too much of a good thing?
  • Access to the Commission decision and file
    • Access to decisions before they are published
    • Leniency – is the Directive the end of the story?
    • Interaction between the English Courts and the Commission

Daniel Beard QC

Interim injunctions – when it’s not (just) about the money:

  • When is injunctive relief available from UK courts?
  • What type of competition law breaches will be enjoined?
  • How to defend claims for interim relief against dominant firms?
  • The interplay with expedition
  • Getting interim measures from the CMA

Ronit Kreisberger

Limitation starting and stopping the clock (and again)

  • The position pre and post the Directive
  • When does time to start to run?
  • Extending the limitation period: knowledge and concealment
  • Visa interchange: interaction between Commission decisions and subsequent damages claims
  • Suspension: how does it work for immunity applicants and in collective settlements?

Anneli Howard

Collective redress

  • Prospects for the new regime – is more less?

Ben Rayment

Panel discussion 

  • How much change has the Directive already caused?
  • Can the passing on defence be resisted?
  • Other issues?

Please click to view the full Litigating Private Competition Claims in the UK programme.

How to register: This seminar is free to attend. To reserve your place, please RSVP to Claire Alderman on or 020 7405 7211.