The UK Supreme Court hands down a landmark judgment, finding that the Competition Appeal Tribunal incorrectly rejected an application for certification to bring collective proceedings (Merricks / Mastercard)

The UK Supreme Court has handed down a landmark judgment, finding that the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) incorrectly rejected an application for certification to bring collective proceedings. This decision sets out important clarifications on the framework to be applied by the CAT when certifying such proceedings, and indicates that requirements should be applied more flexibly, creating a more consumer-friendly landscape for these group-actions. UK competition class-actions In 2015 an opt-out collective redress procedure was implemented for competition law claims in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, under section 47B of the Competition Act 1998 (the Act). These collective proceedings make it easier for consumers to bring claims for anti-competitive conduct. It is often very

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Megan Curzon, Jonathan Speed, Peter Willis, The UK Supreme Court hands down a landmark judgment, finding that the Competition Appeal Tribunal incorrectly rejected an application for certification to bring collective proceedings (Merricks / Mastercard), 11 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98499

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