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

Sym Hunt

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

Sym Hunt is an associate at Skadden. His practice focuses predominantly on emerging technologies – having advised some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs in the blockchain sector, confronting both the novel issues specific to blockchain technologies and the contractual arrangements concerning the development and trading of cryptocurrencies. He also has experience in competition law, and writes regularly about developments in the class action regimes in England. He graduated in 2016 with a prize-winning First Class degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford. During his Training Contract, he sat in International Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate, Banking (Hong Kong), and Restructuring.


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477 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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