Tom Richards

Blackstone Chambers (London)
Lawyer (Barrister)

Mr. Tom Richards is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers, London, practising in commercial, EU and competition, intellectual property and public law across a wide range of sectors (including media and entertainment, sport and telecommunications, among others). He was called to the Bar in 2006 and is ranked in both of the leading legal directories. Mr. Tom Richards is an author of the competition law chapters in the most recent edition of Bullen, Leake & Jacob (2012) and the forthcoming edition of Lewis and Taylor’s Sport: Law and Practice, and a contributor to the competition law blog.

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Blackstone Chambers (London)
Blackstone Chambers (London)
Blackstone Chambers (London)
Blackstone Chambers (London)
Blackstone Chambers (London)

Articles

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Tom Richards The UK Supreme Court considers Article 20 of the EU Framework Directive and finds no justification for the Court of Appeal to set aside the analysis of the CAT as regards ladder pricing in wholesale termination charges for certain non-geographic telephone numbers (BT / Telefónica O2)

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Dogma in telecoms, cream for the CAT: 08- numbers in the Supreme Court* The Supreme Court handed down on 9 July 2014 its judgment in British Telecommunications plc v Telefónica O2 UK Ltd & Ors [2014] UKSC 42. Reversing the decision of the Court of Appeal (blogged on here by Emily Neill), (...)

Tom Richards The UK Court of Appeal rules that the making of an order for further information against a French litigant is in the English Court’s discretion, and is not precluded by French Law No. 68-678 or the Council Regulation No 1206/2001 (Secretary of State for Health / Servier Laboratories)

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Curtains for the French Blocking Statute?* Never the most celebrated actor on the stage of English litigation, the French Blocking Statute nonetheless has its fans, particularly among competition lawyers. The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Secretary of State for Health v Servier (...)

Tom Richards The UK Court of Appeal rules that the making of a disclosure order against a French litigant is in the English Court’s discretion, and is not precluded by French Law No. 68-678 or the Council Regulation No 1206/2001 (National Grid Electricity Transmission / ABB)

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Curtains for the French Blocking Statute?* Never the most celebrated actor on the stage of English litigation, the French Blocking Statute nonetheless has its fans, particularly among competition lawyers. The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Secretary of State for Health v Servier (...)

Tom Richards The England and Wales Tribunal accepts the submission sent by the Competition Commission for recovery of participation costs as regards a quasi-judicial review within an appeal under section 193(7) (British Telecommunications / Office of Communications)

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Down the rabbit-hole: costs, the Comms Act and the Competition Commission* ‘“But I don’t want to go among mad people”, Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here”.’ Where an appeal to the Tribunal under section 192 of the Communications Act 2003 gives rise to (...)

Tom Richards The UK Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal against an action for damages arising from an Art. 101 TFEU violation on the market for the supply of industrial copper tubes (KME Yorkshire / Toshiba Carrier)

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Special pleading? Toshiba Carrier and the industrial tubes cartel* The Court of Appeal’s judgment last Friday in KME Yorkshire Ltd & ors v Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd & ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1990 will gladden the hearts of Article 101 damages claimants. It confirms that the Court will be (...)

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