The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal allows the first class action brought under the competition law collective redress regime and continues providing some clarifications on important aspects of the regime (Dorothy Gibson / Pride Mobility Products)

Already, 2017 has seen significant developments in the UK's competition litigation landscape. Most recently, last Friday the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) allowed the first 'class action' brought under the new competition law collective redress regime to continue, at least for now, providing some clarifications on important aspects of the regime. Earlier in March the Government finally implemented the EU Damages Directive into UK law, which, whilst not representing a major overhaul of the system, introduces some important changes presenting opportunities from both a claimant and defendant perspective. These developments highlight the continuing evolution of competition law private enforcement in the UK. In many cases the prospect of private damages actions now represents equal, if

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills (London)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills (London)

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Kim Dietzel, Stephen Wisking, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal allows the first class action brought under the competition law collective redress regime and continues providing some clarifications on important aspects of the regime (Dorothy Gibson / Pride Mobility Products), 31 March 2017, e-Competitions March 2017, Art. N° 93607

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