21 April 2015 | 6.00pm for 6:30pm start | 1.5 CPD Points
Goldsmiths Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD
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
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
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?
- Prospects for the new regime – is more less?
- How much change has the Directive already caused?
- Can the passing on defence be resisted?
- Other issues?
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