Ashurst (London)

Max Strasberg

Ashurst (London)
Senior Associate

Max Strasberg is a senior associate in the dispute resolution practice. Max specialises in competition litigation, with an emphasis on cartel damages actions both on the claimant and defendant side. Max has experience of High Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal litigation. Max advises clients on a wide range of contentious competition matters (including investigations by competition authorities, follow-on damages actions, public procurement disputes involving judicial review) and general commercial disputes. He has specific and in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry. Max’s experience includes litigation arising from the Polyurethane Foam, Auto-Parts, Power Cables and Trucks cartels.

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Articles

1027 Bulletin

Euan Burrows, Tim West, Max Strasberg The UK Supreme Court gives the go ahead for a follow on damages claim in a vehicle cartel case and rejects a request by another party (Trucks Cartel)

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On 8 June 2022, the Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") handed down judgment in respect of two applications for collective proceedings (heard jointly) comprising follow-on damages claims arising from the European Commission’s 2016 infringement decision in relation to the Trucks cartel. Key (...)

Euan Burrows, Max Strasberg, Tim West The UK High Court time-bars a €480M follow-on damages claim against a smart card chip cartel after ruling that the claimants had sufficient information to support a reasonable claim when the EU Commission issued its statement of objections to the defendants (Gemalto / Thales / Infineon / Renesas)

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The English High Court has ruled that, on the facts of the case, claimants Gemalto had sufficient information about the smart card chips cartel to support a reasonable claim for damages at the point at which the European Commission issued its statement of objections to defendants Infineon and (...)

Euan Burrows, Max Strasberg The UK Supreme Court lowers the bar on certification for collective actions by dismissing a credit card company’s appeal (Merricks / Mastercard)

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In a highly anticipated ruling, the UK Supreme Court has dismissed Mastercard’s appeal against the principles established by the Court of Appeal (on appeal from the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT")) in relation to the approval of class actions by the CAT. The case will now be remitted to (...)

Euan Burrows, Max Strasberg The UK Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal relating to the evidential weight to be given to recitals to an EU Commission infringement decision issued under the settlement procedure (Trucks Cartel)

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On 11 November 2020, the Court of Appeal emphatically dismissed an appeal brought by five truck manufacturers against a judgment of the Competition Appeal Tribunal ("CAT") handed down in March 2020 relating to the evidential weight to be given to recitals to a European Commission infringement (...)

Max Strasberg, Euan Burrows, James Levy The UK Court of Appeal slashes a cartel follow-on damages award and emphasises claimants’ burden to prove losses in a claim brought by power cable manufacturers for market-sharing and customer allocating (BritNed / ABB)

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BritNed Development Limited ("BritNed") brought a claim against ABB arising from the European Commission’s 2014 power cables cartel decision. In October 2018, the High Court found that there had been no overcharge but awarded damages for "baked-in inefficiencies" and "cartel savings" plus simple (...)

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