Ashurst (London)

Tim West

Ashurst (London)

Tim West is a senior associate in dispute resolution. Tim has a broad ranging practice, acting for clients dealing with complex commercial and contractual disputes. He has significant experience in commercial litigation in the banking, automotive, energy and pharmaceutical industries, including experience acting on both patent and competition follow-on damages claims. Tim has also acted for clients in high profile public inquiries and in litigation brought by regulators and has a significant amount of regulatory investigations experience, including acting for a global investment bank in relation to bookbuild messaging regarding a block trade and acting for a derivatives trader of a major European investment bank in a LIBOR-related cross-border investigation. Tim is dual-qualified in England & Wales and Australia.

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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)


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)


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 (...)

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