Ashurst (London)

Anna Morfey

Ashurst (London)

Anna Morfey is an antitrust litigation partner with Ashurst and is based in London. Morfey was previously a Partner and qualified solicitor-advocate at Hausfeld in London, with a practice encompassing all aspects of contentious EU and competition law. She has extensive litigation experience in the High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and, at European level, before the General Court and Court of Justice. Anna has represented clients across a variety of sectors, including financial services, defence, consumer products, manufacturing and hi-tech, and has acquired a wealth of experience in European and domestic antitrust investigations, follow-on and stand-alone damages claims, and merger transactions.


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3360 Bulletin

Nigel Parr, Anna Morfey, Christopher Eberhardt, Fiona Garside The UK Government announces the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill to introduce a wide range of reforms in the regulation of Big Tech


On 25 April 2023, the UK Government introduced the draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the "Bill"). The date for the second reading is yet to be formally scheduled. In our first update, we provide a high level overview of the proposed reforms. Subsequent updates will focus (...)

Anna Morfey The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal grants permission to a leading digital rights organisation to intervene in the application brought by a Big Tech company regarding a merger decision (Meta / Giphy)


Global NGO Privacy International, represented by Hausfeld, was granted permission by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to intervene in the application brought by Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta) pursuant to s. 120 of the Enterprise Act 2002 for review of the Competition and Markets Authority (...)

Thomas Höppner, Anna Morfey, Lesley Hannah, Stella Gartagani, Kio Gwilliam, Philipp Westerhoff, Johannes Wick, Maximilian Volmar The EU General Court upholds a €2.42B fine imposed on a Big Tech company and dismisses an appeal against the Competition Authority’s decision (Google Shopping)


The General Court has today dismissed Google’s appeal of the European Commission’s Google Shopping Decision from June 2017 and has upheld the EUR 2.42 billion fine imposed on Google – a record fine at the time. The General Court agreed with the European Commission’s finding (in its vast (...)

Anthony Maton, Luke Streatfeild, Anna Morfey, Lucy Rigby, Charles Laporte-Bisquit, Laura Davidson, Sara Berger The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal approves a class representative for opt-out collective proceedings on behalf of train travellers in a landmark stand-alone claim for abuses of dominance by two rail franchises (Gutmann / South Western Trains)


In great news for train travellers today, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has approved our client, Mr Justin Gutmann, as class representative in his landmark standalone claim for abuses of dominance by the South Western and Southeastern rail franchises. The claims aim to put a stop to (...)

Anna Stellardi, Anna Morfey, Stella Gartagani, Kio Gwilliam The UK Competition Authority publishes a report setting out recommendations that the Government could implement to regulate technology firms in a way that promotes competition in digital markets


In December 2020, the CMA’s Digital Markets Taskforce (DMT) published its report setting out 15 recommendations which the UK Government could implement to regulate technology firms with ‘strategic market status’ (SMS) in a way that promotes competition, innovation and protects consumers and (...)

Antonio Delussu, William Towell, Anna Morfey The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal rules on which part of the EU Commission’s settlement decision is binding on a defendant and that it is an abuse of process for defendants to deny in follow-on damages claims the findings that are contained in settlements (Trucks Cartel)


In an important judgment for follow- on damages claims, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a number of findings made by the European Commission in its Trucks ‘settlement’ Decision are binding on the defendants and the Tribunal; and that, subject to limited exceptions, it is an (...)

Alex Petrasincu, Anna Morfey, Michael D. Hausfeld Private enforcement: an overview of the leading cases and opinions


Private enforcement in Europe may have taken off later than in the US, but is also flourishing. In particular, 2017 saw the implementation across much of the European Union of the “Damages Directive”, which aims to standardize both substantive and procedural provisions relating to competition law damages claims, making claims easier to bring and – in some respects – harder for defendants to avoid.

Laurent Geelhand, Anthony Maton, Nicola Boyle, Anna Morfey, Alex Petrasincu The EU Commission concludes a five-year investigation finding that five truck manufacturers coordinated their prices (MAN / Volvo / Renault / Daimler / Iveco / DAF Trucks)


The Trucks Cartel On 19 July 2016, the EC concluded a five-year investigation finding that five major truck manufacturers – MAN, Volvo / Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF (the ‘’Cartelists") – unlawfully coordinated the pricing of trucks over a 14-year period, from 1997 – 2011, as well as (...)



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