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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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. (...)
After protracted challenges to class certification status, in Merricks v Mastercard the U.K. Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) granted its first collective proceedings order (CPO). The claim remains huge, comprising 46.2 million consumers, but Mastercard successfully persuaded the CAT to narrow (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
Despite 20 years of robust legislative activity in the field of consumer protection and the 2013 European Commission recommendation on collective redress mechanisms, a harmonized approach to collective redress such as group or class actions does not exist throughout the European Union. That may (...)