Tony Woodgate

Simmons & Simmons (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Tony Woodgate is a Partner at Simmons & Simmon in London. Tony has extensive experience of major EU and UK antitrust law investigations, actions before Member State courts and the European Courts in Luxembourg and mergers and acquisitions and joint venture work. Tony advises organisations in areas including pharmaceuticals, media, publishing, energy and commodities together with high technology sectors, including information technology and telecommunications. His particular interests include antitrust litigation, merger control, coordination of multijurisdictional procedures and advising on competition law aspects of standard setting, patent litigation settlements, and licensing issues in the context of assertion of patents and other IPRs.

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Articles

2456 Bulletin

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

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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 (...)

Peter Broadhurst, Tony Woodgate The UK Secretary of State issues regulations and guidance governing approval of voluntary redress schemes to compensate persons injured by antitrust infringements

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On 05 August 2015, the UK Secretary of State issued the Competition Act 1998 (Redress Scheme) Regulations 2015 governing the approval of voluntary redress schemes under the Act. One of the radical elements of the UK’s package of 2015 collective redress measures takes shape as regulations and (...)

Ajit Kainth, Tony Woodgate The EU Court of Justice rules that a parent company may be held liable for infringement by its subsidiary in which it holds an 80% indirect shareholding and that responses to simple requests for information do not justify a reduction of the fine within the meaning of the Leniency Notice (Fresh Del Monte)

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ECJ confirms that Del Monte is liable for a single and continuous infringement of competition law for bilateral information exchanges between its subsidiary Weichert and Dole. On 24 June 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) dismissed an appeal by Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (...)

Ajit Kainth, Tony Woodgate The EU Court of Justice decides that the General Court was correct in finding that the exchange of pre-pricing information was a restriction of competition by object under Art. 101 TFEU (Dole)

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Appeal in banana cartel results in confirmation that the analysis of bilateral information exchange as an object infringement by Commission and General Court was correct. In Brief In its judgment on 19 March 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) concluded that Dole’s appeal (...)

Tony Woodgate The EU General Court refuses access asked by a whistleblower in the European Commission consumer detergent cartel to leniency documents submitted by co cartellists to defend itself in a related national authority case (Henkel)

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The pitfalls associated with a co cartellist seeking leniency documents submitted in a European Commission case to defend itself in a related national authority case. In brief Henkel, the whistleblower in the European Commission consumer detergent cartel, has failed in its attempt to use the (...)

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)

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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 (...)

Tony Woodgate The High Court of England and Wales refuses to delay a jurisdiction hearing in a cartel case until after an Italian Court of Appeal rules in the Italian part of the same cartel case (Cooper Tire & Rubber / Shell Chemicals)

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As reported in our article Italian Torpedo defused? Tactical moves in private actions for damages, a number of claimants are seeking damages - possibly amounting to some tens of millions of pounds - in the Commercial Court of the High Court in a follow on action to the synthetic rubber cartel. (...)

Tony Woodgate The European Court of First Instance confirms the Commission’s decision and applies the case-law on the presumption that the parent company holding 100% or almost 100% of the capital of a subsidiary exercises decisive influence over the conduct of its subsidiary (Akzo Nobel)

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Akzo was similarly disappointed in its attempts to dissociate the parent company (Akzo Nobel NV) from liability for its subsidiaries’ involvement in the monochloroacetic acid (MCAA) cartel, on which the CFI ruled on 30 September 2009 (Case T 175/05). This was unsurprising, given the ECJ ruling, (...)

Tony Woodgate The European Court of Justice finds that a parent company had been correctly identified by the Commission as jointly and severally liable for the actions of certain of its 100 per cent subsidiaries involved in the global cartel concerning choline chloride (Akzo Nobel)

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On 10 September 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Case C-97/08P found that Akzo Nobel had been correctly identified by the Commission as jointly and severally liable for the actions of certain of its 100 per cent subsidiaries involved in the global and EEA wide cartel concerning (...)

Tony Woodgate The US Department of Justice publishes the indictment filed by a grand jury in the New Jersey District Court against a former Scandinavian Airlines sales director (Jan Lillieborg)

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On 08 August 2009, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) published the indictment filed by a grand jury in the New Jersey District Court against a former Scandinavian Airlines sales director. Jan Lillieborg faces three counts - of conspiracy to restrain trade, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and (...)

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