More Antitrust Litigation Might Come To England, Wales

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 2:06 PM EDT) -- A recent judgment by the English Court of Appeal[1] confirms the broad jurisdiction of the courts in England and Wales to hear “follow-on” damages actions in cartel cases. This judgment in particular demonstrates that a claim may be brought in England and Wales notwithstanding that none of the companies fined for their involvement in the cartel by the European Commission are domiciled there.

In the context of the European Commission seeking to promote greater use of private damages actions based on antitrust law, the decision will...
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