The UK Competition Authority grants a claim for damages against a railway company (Achilles / Network Rail Infrastructure)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has granted a claim for damages by Achilles Information Limited (“Achilles”) against Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (“Network Rail”). [1] The Judgment is the CAT’s first damages award arising from a standalone claim since 2016, [2] and follows the CAT’s earlier finding that Network Rail had breached Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of the Competition Act 1998 (the “Act”). [3] The Judgment is notable both as a claim in which liability was established through proceedings in the CAT, rather than by a competition authority rendering an infringement decision, and in the claim for damages reaching trial and judgment, rather than settling. It comes at a time when a number of complainants are choosing to bring standalone claims before the CAT and serves as a

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  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

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Jonathan Kelly, Paul Gilbert, Paul Stuart, Ranulf Outhwaite, The UK Competition Authority grants a claim for damages against a railway company (Achilles / Network Rail Infrastructure), 11 February 2022, e-Competitions Transport (rail), Art. N° 105743

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