Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)

Bruce Macaulay

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)

Bruce Macaulay focuses on international arbitration and commercial litigation. Skadden’s London arbitration practice is ranked in the first tier for international arbitration by Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Mr. Macaulay is recommended as a leading individual in both publications, being described in Chambers UK as an “unflappable” lawyer who is “rock solid” and “tenacious,” and a “financial disputes expert.” Mr. Macaulay concentrates on ICSID, ICC, LCIA, LMAA and ad hoc arbitrations, mediation, and expert determination. He is a solicitor advocate (and has rights of audience in the High Court); a member of the Legal Advisory Task Force to the Energy Charter Secretariat; and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. Mr. Macaulay lectures regularly on arbitration, mediation, expert determination, enforcement and investment treaty issues. He is admitted to the England and Wales Bar and he is a former student of the LSF College of Law (Guildford, 1992-1993). Furthermore, he holds a B.A. in English and French Law of the Universities of Kent, Canterbury and Grenoble, France (1988-1992).


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604 Bulletin

Mustapha Mirza, Bill Batchelor, Bruce Macaulay, Sym Hunt The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal in its recent FX judgment demonstrates willingness to strike out poorly pleaded claims and deny opt-out certification (Evans / O’Higgins)


Takeaways The CAT is willing to consider strike-out seriously at the certification stage. The CAT considered striking out the claims of its own motion, and warned the proposed class representatives that they should consider ‘significant amendment and revision’ of their claims to avoid strike-out. (...)

Bill Batchelor, Bruce Macaulay, Jonathon J. Egerton-Peters, Aurora Luoma, Sym Hunt The UK Supreme Court clarifies the low bar for class action certification (Merricks / Mastercard)


On 11 December 2020, the U.K. Supreme Court (the Court) handed down its much-awaited ruling in Merricks v Mastercard, dismissing Mastercard’s appeal against the English Court of Appeal’s April 2019 decision in a 3-2 ruling. The main aspects of the decision are explained below: This ruling (...)

Bill Batchelor, Bruce Macaulay, Ingrid Vandenborre, Jonathon J. Egerton-Peters, Sym Hunt, Boris Bershteyn The UK Court of Appeal grants the appeal by over 46 million consumers against a financial company in relation to alleged overcharging of interbank fees (Merricks / MasterCard)


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. A recent Court of Appeal decision has reignited the prospects of a £14 billion class action against Mastercard. In a much-anticipated ruling, the court has (...)

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