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Patrick Boylan

Simmons & Simmons (London)

Patrick Boylan is a partner and solicitor advocate (All Higher Courts) in the dispute resolution group in London. He is a commercial dispute resolution specialist with a particular focus on contentious competition matters, regulatory investigations and arbitration. He is also an expert on privilege. Patrick Boylan specialises in advising clients in regulated industries including energy, life sciences, TMT and financial institutions. He is also a member of the firm’s crime, fraud & investigations group. Patrick Boylan has a degree in Classics from Wadham College, Oxford University. He is the author of numerous articles and has spoken at conferences on various topics including cross-jurisdictional cartel damages claims, privilege and international enforcement. Patrick Boylan is a former Judicial Assistant at the Court of Appeal and was for a number of years a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics, teaching on the International Arbitration module of the LL.M.

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441 Bulletin

Ajit Kainth, Patrick Boylan, Tony Woodgate The UK Court of Appeal strikes out two cartel damage claims based on the torts of conspiracy and economic interference and narrows the scope of other potential claims (Air Cargo)


In brief There were three significant developments in the air cargo cartel damages litigation in the UK in October 2015. First, on 14 October 2015, the English Court of Appeal significantly narrowed the scope of potential claims in the UK by striking out two claims based on the torts of (...)

Patrick Boylan, Tony Woodgate The UK Court of Appeal holds that mutual dishonesty is not required in order to satisfy the dishonesty element of the cartel offence under section 188 Enterprise Act 2002 (British Airways)


On 28 May 2010, the criminal division of the Court of Appeal handed down an important judgment in which it considered the correct ingredients of the dishonesty element of the cartel offence established by section 188 of the Enterprise Act 2002. The ingredients of dishonesty in the context of (...)

Diana Good, Michael Sanders, Patrick Boylan The UK High Court declares that where there is a UK element in a cartel case then a claimant may bring a claim in respect of all its European losses as well (Provimi / Aventis)


Challenging the cartels: Private enforcement of competition law* The recent judgment in Provimi v Aventis has established that where there is an English element to a cartel, a claimant may now bring an action in London in respect of all its European losses, instead of having to pursue separate (...)

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