The UK CAT awards competition damages in UK’s first judgment on a standalone action (Sainsbury’s / MasterCard)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal awards competition damages in UK's first judgment on a stand-alone action* On 14 July 2016, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) ordered MasterCard to pay Sainsbury’s £68.6m plus interest for infringing competition law in the setting of UK multilateral interchange fees (MIFs) for its credit and debit cards. This judgment is the first final one on stand-alone damages actions in the UK. In addition, it is the first UK case substantively dealing with the pass-on defence. Interchange fees are

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Valerio Cosimo Romano, The UK CAT awards competition damages in UK’s first judgment on a standalone action (Sainsbury’s / MasterCard), 14 July 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin July 2016, Art. N° 81641

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