Two wrongs don’t make a right: The High Court’s decision in Gallaher and Somerfield

05 Mar 2015

The High Court’s decision last month in R (Gallaher and Somerfield) v Competition and Markets Authority [2015] EWHC 84 (Admin) considered the way in which the OFT conducted its ‘Early Resolution’ settlement negotiations with parties who were subject to its tobacco investigation.   The judgment of Collins J (and the outcome of the appeal to the Court of Appeal) may have important implications for the approach of regulators including the CMA to settlement negotiations with regulated entities.

Please click to download Gallaher and Somerfield v CMA Case Note