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Competition Litigation

Part of the dispute resolution group – one of the largest in the UK – our competition litigation experts handle major, complex matters for clients worldwide.

A winner of the British Legal Award's 'Litigation and Regulatory Team of the Year', the team is acting in a number of high-profile actions before the High Court of England and Wales and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

In addition to its broader competition litigation practice, the team has significant expertise in relation to contentious IP matters, and is frequently instructed to advise upon competition law issues and strategies in the context of patent litigation and settlement agreements.

Experience

The team's experience includes acting for:

  • Thai Airways defending an action for damages brought following the European Commission's infringement decision in respect of air cargo
  • A German-domiciled manufacturer defending an action for damages brought following the European Commission's infringement decision in respect of copper fittings
  • A French-domiciled manufacturer defending an action for damages brought following the European Commission infringement's decision in respect of animal feed phosphates
  • Dixons Retail in bringing an action for damages following the European Commission's infringement decision in respect of intra-EEA multilateral interchange fees
  • A company active in the development of standardised technologies in relation to various issues arising in the context of patent litigation before each of the High Court of England and Wales, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, and the European Commission
  • Members of a patent pool in relation to various issues arising in the context of the assertion of patents to support the pool licensing programme
  • A leading developer of printing technologies in relation to defending allegations of abuse of dominance in the context of patent litigation before the High Court of England and Wales
  • Various originator pharmaceutical companies in relation to agreements to settle patent litigation actions

Publications

The team speak and write regularly on aspects of competition litigation and have contributed to a number of publications, including:

  • 'Private Antitrust Litigation - Jurisdictional Comparisons' (1st edition – 2nd edition forthcoming), published by Sweet & Maxwell, general editors
  • 'Private Antitrust Litigation' Practical Law Global Guide, (1st edition forthcoming) published by Thomson Reuters, general editors
  • 'ICLG Cartels & Leniency 2016' (9th Edition), published by Global Legal Group, contributing authors

Key Contacts

Bernardine Adkins
Bernardine Adkins

Samuel R Beighton
Samuel R Beighton

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