King's College (London) Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)

Alison Jones

King’s College (London), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
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Alison Jones is Professor of Law at King’s and a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Alison is co-author of Jones and Sufrin on EU Competition Law, a Regional Editor for The Restitution Law Review and writes two of the Centre of European Law’s modules for the Diploma in EU competition law. She is also Director of the LLB Law with European Legal Studies programme.


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72702 Bulletin

Alison Jones The UK High Court grants an interim order requiring a dominant telephone operator to engage in conduct which will enable the complainant to launch a new mobile telephony service (Software Cellular Network / T-Mobile)


Introduction and Background to the Claim In Software Cellular Network Limited v. T-Mobile (UK) Limited, the High Court, found that the applicant, which trades as Truphone, had made out an arguable case that the respondent, T-Mobile, had violated section 18 of the Competition Act 1998 (...)

Alison Jones The UK High Court rules that, although Art. 82 EC does not contain a declaration of nullity equivalent to Art. 81 EC, the effects are the same (English Welsh & Scottish Railway / E.ON)


This note considers antitrust private enforcement in the UK; it should be read together with other cases recently heard by the “ordinary” courts (the High Court and Court of Appeal) and two follow-on damages’ claims which have been lodged before the specialist Competition Appeal Tribunal (...)

Alex Potter, Alison Jones The UK Office of Fair Trading accepts commitments offered by a free newspaper alleviating its exclusive distribution rights in London underground and train stations (Associated Newspapers)


On 1st March 2006 the OFT adopted a decision accepting binding commitments offered by Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL). Accordingly, the OFT closed its file in respect of an investigation into an alleged breach by ANL of UK and EC competition rules through the conclusion of contracts (...)

Alex Potter, Alison Jones The UK Competition Authority finds collective agreement between banks setting the multilateral interchange fee contrary to both EC and national competition provisions (MasterCard)


On 6 September the UK Office of Fair Trading issued a decision concluding that the collective agreement between members of MasterCard UK Members Forum setting a fallback multilateral interchange fee infringed Article 81 EC and Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998. The Decision only concerns (...)

Alex Potter, Alison Jones The UK OFT issues a draft opinion indicating that exclusive newspaper distribution arrangements granting absolute territorial protection are compatible with UK and EC competition law ("Distribution arrangements between newspaper and magazine publishers and wholesalers")


In order to ensure consistency with the EC regime, the UK system for notification of agreements under the Competition Act 1998 (the CA) was abolished on 1 May 2004. The OFT does not therefore accept notifications for decision or guidance under the Act. The OFT, however, continues to offer a (...)

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