The UK House of Lords issues a landmark judgment on delineation of the spheres of competence of the EC Commission and the national courts in the context of the decentralization of EC competition law (Crehan)

House of Lords, 19 July 2006, Inntrepreneur Pub Company (CPC) and others v. Crehan, [2006] UKHL 38 http://www.publications.parliament.... The Background This is a recent development in the long line of tying cases in the UK beer market. In this case, the House of Lords allowed the appeal of Inntrepreneur Pub Company against an order of the Court of Appeal reversing a High Court decision. Mr Crehan had brought an action for damages before the High Court based on an alleged infringement of article 81 EC by Inntrepreneur, following the ECJ's earlier ruling (after a preliminary reference by the Court of Appeal) confirming the right to recover contractual damages for anti-competitive practices from private parties. The High Court (Mr Justice Park) had dismissed Mr Crehan's claim on the

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Charles Balmain, Iva Philipova, The UK House of Lords issues a landmark judgment on delineation of the spheres of competence of the EC Commission and the national courts in the context of the decentralization of EC competition law (Crehan), 19 July 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin Private enforcement, Art. N° 12442

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