The England and Wales High Court refuses interim injunction against the refusal to grant access to airport coach terminal even though arguable case of abuse made out as damages would be an adequate remedy if abuse established at trial (Arriva The Shires / London Luton Airport Operations)

United Kingdom: interim injunctions in competition litigation* Private competition litigation is continuing to develop in the United Kingdom. The courts and the Competition Appeal Tribunal are seeing an increase in the number and complexity of follow-on damages actions, often between foreign claimants and/or defendants. In addition, an increasing number of “standalone” competition disputes between private parties are being brought in the courts, in which the claimant alleges that the defendant is infringing or has infringed competition law. Private competition disputes raise different issues from follow-on claims. First, the claimant must prove that an infringement has been committed: there is no prior Office of Fair Trading or European Commission decision that the defendant has

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Matthew O'Regan, The England and Wales High Court refuses interim injunction against the refusal to grant access to airport coach terminal even though arguable case of abuse made out as damages would be an adequate remedy if abuse established at trial (Arriva The Shires / London Luton Airport Operations), 18 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 60937

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